Neuroscience News

06/20/2017

How the Brain Recognizes What the Eyes See

New Salk Institute work outlining brain’s visual process could improve self-driving cars and point to therapies for sensory impairment

06/07/2017

A Star is Born: Lesser-Known Brain Cell Takes Center Stage

New Salk method efficiently grows human astrocytes in a dish, advancing studies of stroke, Alzheimer’s and depression.

06/01/2017

Brain’s Immune Cells Linked To Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Schizophrenia

Salk and UC San Diego scientists conducted vast microglia survey, revealing links to neurodegenerative diseases and psychiatric illnesses.

05/26/2017

New Brain Mapping Tool Produces Higher Resolution Data During Brain Surgery

The device could enable doctors to perform safer, more precise brain surgeries.

05/23/2017

How the Brain Turns Down the Volume on Your Noisy Body

A Q&A with Nathaniel Sawtell about the brain's ability to distinguish ‘self’ from ‘other’. 

05/23/2017

Scientists Identify a Neural Circuit That Rotates a Fly’s Internal Compass

The compass signal in the fly brain bears a strong resemblance to the navigation system in rats.

05/19/2017

Newly Discovered Brain Network Offers Clues to Social Cognition

Study investigated the origins of our ability to understand what other people are thinking. 

05/17/2017

Opioid Receptors: A New Target for Antidepressants?

The antidepressant tianeptine works via the mu opioid receptor, like morphine, and also relieves pain.

05/08/2017

The Kavli Microbiome Ideas Challenge Funds Innovative, Cross-Cutting Research

Three interdisciplinary teams of researchers will develop novel tools and methods in the field of microbiome research.

05/02/2017

New Microscopy Method Breaks Color Barrier of Optical Imaging

The advancement has the potential to guide the development of therapies to treat and cure disease.

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