Neuroscience News


New Type of Antidepressant Found to Act Quickly in Mice

Compound already tested in humans for other purposes and found nontoxic


Cellular 'Switch' Helps Brain Distinguish Safety from Danger, New Study Finds

Researchers have identified a cellular circuit that helps the mouse brain to remember which environments are safe, and which are harmful.


Blocking a Single Molecule Defeats Chronic Fear

Yale researchers have shown that disabling a single molecule can help animals eliminate engrained fear responses.


Salk Scientists Make Serotonin-Transmitting Neurons in a Dish

The ability to turn human skin cells into neurons that produce serotonin will be a boon for researchers.


To Accelerate Pace of Discovery, Neuroscientists and Funders Launch Resource Aimed at Breaking Data Barriers in Brain Research

With scientists storing data in scores of different ways, Neurodata Without Borders provides a common format or “language" for brain data, beginning with neurophysiology


Scientists Turn Tastes On and Off by Activating and Silencing Clusters of Brain Cells

New study proves that sense of taste is hardwired in the brain, independent of learning or experience


Researchers Call for Ambitious Research to Unlock the Power of Earth’s Smallest Ecosystems

Understanding and controlling microbiomes could lead to significant advances in human health and environmental sustainability.


Amy Arnsten Receives the Goldman-Rakic Prize in Cognitive Neuroscience

The prestigious prize is named for her mentor at Yale University, pioneering neurobiologist Patricia Goldman-Rakic.


Researchers Learn How to Grow Old Brain Cells

The new technique allows scientists to study diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's using cells from human patients


Finding the Brain Cells That Make Popular Antidepressants Work

Cells in the brain’s dentate gyrus, a part of the hippocampus, enable Prozac's antidepressant effects in mice.