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2014-04-25 10:11:04

Scientists have bioengineered, in neurons cultured from rats, an enhancement to a cutting edge technology that provides instant control over brain circuit activity with a flash of light.

All About CLARITY: Scientists Develop See-Through Brain
2013-04-11 08:22:08

A multidisciplinary team from Stanford University has combined neuroscience and chemical engineering to develop a process that renders a mouse brain transparent, no slicing required.

2012-12-13 12:23:05

A specific pattern of neuronal firing in a brain reward circuit instantly rendered mice vulnerable to depression-like behavior induced by acute severe stress.

Motivation Pathways In The Brain Can Fail And Cause Depression
2012-11-19 06:37:26

Researchers have isolated the neurons responsible for determining whether or not exerting effort in order to complete a task is worth the energy -- a discovery which could help medical professionals better deal with depression and other brain-related disorders.

2011-07-28 01:01:37

Researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine have been able to switch on, and then switch off, social-behavior deficits in mice that resemble those seen in people with autism and schizophrenia, thanks to a technology that allows scientists to precisely manipulate nerve activity in the brain.

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2011-03-10 13:59:11

A new study sheds light--both literally and figuratively--on the intricate brain cell connections responsible for anxiety.

2011-03-09 16:32:53

Stimulation of a distinct brain circuit that lies within a brain structure typically associated with fearfulness produces the opposite effect: Its activity, instead of triggering or increasing anxiety, counters it.

2010-09-27 14:04:40

Researchers at Stanford University were able to use light to induce normal patterns of muscle contraction, in a study involving bioengineered mice whose nerve-cell surfaces are coated with special light-sensitive proteins.

2010-03-18 14:30:46

Recently, brain researchers have gained a powerful new way to troubleshoot neural circuits associated with depression, Parkinson's disease and other conditions in small animals such as rats.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.