Neuroscience News


Deep Space Radiation Treatment Reboots Brain’s Immune System

Novel drug protects memory function in mice exposed to simulated cosmic radiation​


A New Way to Watch Brain Activity in Action

New technology is expected to give researchers a dynamic tool to study the brain’s role in various behaviors.


Interconnected Cells-in-a-Dish Let Researchers Study Brain Disease

Using multiple types of cells found in the brain’s hippocampus, Salk researchers modeled how connections between cells go awry in schizophrenia​


A Rose is a Rose is a Rose: Mathematical Model Explains How Different Brains Agree on Smells

Columbia researchers propose  new  and critical role for neurons in brain’s smell center.


Brain Activity Linked to Stress Changes Chemical Codes

Findings may be relevant to other disorders, from autism to PTSD​


Gene Jumpstarts Regeneration of Damaged Nerve Cells

A Yale research team has identified a gene that when eliminated can spur regeneration of axons in nerve cells severed by spinal cord injury.​


Memory-Enhancing Drug Acts as Molecular 'Staple'

New research has revealed atomic-scale details about the workings of an experimental drug that boosts learning and memory.​


What Happens to a Dying Cell’s Corpse? New Findings Illuminate an Old Problem

Rockefeller researchers report on an unusual cell-death process whose discovery could shed new light on how cells bury their dead.​


Decoding the Chemistry of Fear

Salk team charts pathway for fear in worms to reveal more about human anxiety​


Engineers Develop Most Efficient Red Light-Activated Optogenetic Switch for Mammalian Cells

Technique  doesn’t require the addition of sensing molecules from outside the cells.