Neuroscience News


Goldberg, McEuen, Shraiman, Xie Elected to the National Academy of Sciences

Members of four Kavli Insttutes have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences: Paul McEuen, Director, KIC; Boris Shraiman, permanent member, KITP; Michael Goldberg, member, KIBS; and X. Sunney Xie, participant in the KIBST.


Edvard and May-Britt Moser Receive Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine
Edvard and May-Britt Moser received the 2011 Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine for their pioneering work with grid cells in the brain.


Society for Neuroscience Awarded $1.53 Million to Create ""

The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) has been awarded $1.53 million in funding over six years to create and maintain, a unique nonprofit online source for authoritative public information about the progress and promise of brain research.


National Team of Scientists Peers into the Future of Stem Cell Biology

Publishing in the journal Cell, remarkable progress in understanding how stem cell biology works has been reported by an interdisciplinary team of leading scientists from biology, physics, and engineering. 


UC San Diego Receives $1 Million Grant from W. M. Keck Foundation

The Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind (KIBM) at UC San Diego, will administer a $1 million gift from the W.M. Keck Foundation.


USA Science & Engineering Kavli Science Video Winners Announced

The winners of the USA Science & Engineering Kavli Science Video Contest were announced on October 24at at the festival's Expo at the National Mall in Washington, D.C.


2010 Kavli Prize Laureates Honored in Oslo

The 2010 Kavli Prize laureates were presented their awards by His Majesty King Harald of Norway during a ceremony at the Oslo Concert Hall.


One Gene Can Spur Huge Changes in the Human Brain

The surprising findings describe how a single gene can regulate the production of cortical neurons.


Grid Cells Are Found Outside the Brain's Medial Entorhinal Cortex

Discovery adds to our understanding of how the brain generates internal maps.


Electrical Activity in Developing Brain Influences Choice of Neurotransmitter and Animal Behavior

Biologists have shown that the electrical activity in developing neurons can change the transmitters that neurons make and use to communicate.