Neuroscience News


Novel Studies of Gene Regulation in Brain Development May Mean New Treatment of Mental Disorders

A team of researchers at the University of California, San Diego and the Institut Pasteur, Paris has come up with a novel way to describe a time-dependent brain development based on coherent–gene-groups (CGGs) and transcription-factors (TFs) hierarchy.


New Centre for Neural Computation Announced by NTNU

Headed by Kavli Institute co-director May-Britt Moser, the new Centre for Neural Computation at NTNU aims to crack the “Enigma” of the brain – its neural codes.


A Flash of Light Changes Cell Activity - and Understanding of Disease

With a milliseconds long flash of blue light, Yale University researchers regulated a critical type of signaling molecule within cell membranes, another illustration of the power of light-based techniques to manipulate cell functions and thus to study mechanisms of disease.


Seven Scientific Pioneers Receive the 2012 Kavli Prizes

Seven pioneering scientists have been named this year’s recipients of the Kavli Prizes – prizes that recognize scientists for their seminal advances in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience, and include a cash award of one million dollars in each field.


Evolution's Gift May Also Be At The Root Of A Form Of Autism

A recently evolved pattern of gene activity in the language and decision-making centers of the human brain is missing in a disorder associated with autism and learning disabilities.


Thomas Jessell Receives 2012 Gairdner Foundation Award

Thomas Jessell has been named a recopient of the 2012 Canada Gairdner International Awards in recognition of his contributions to medical science.


Norwegian Prime Minister Opens Brain Research Centre at NTNU

Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg officially opened The Norwegian Brain Centre at Norwegian University of Science and Technolog.


National Academy of Sciences' Kavli Frontiers of Science Begins New Symposium Series with Israel

The National Academy of Sciences' Kavli Frontiers of Science symposium program has entered into a new partnership with Israel.


“Save the World Through Science & Engineering” Video Contest Opens

The USA Science & Engineering Festival is accepting submissions for the 2012 Kavli “Save the World Through Science & Engineering” Video Contest.


Found in the Developing Brain: Mental Health Risk Genes and Gender Differences

Most genes associated with psychiatric illnesses are expressed before birth. Genetic differences by gender also exist.