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‘It’s like you have a hand again’

University of Michigan
Wednesday, March 4, 2020

In a major advance in mind-controlled prosthetics for amputees, University of Michigan researchers have tapped faint, latent signals from arm nerves and amplified them to enable real-time, intuitive, finger-level control of a robotic hand.

Supporting diversity, inclusion in neuroscience: A conversation about the BRAINS Program with UW psychology professor Sheri Mizumori

University of Washington
Tuesday, January 7, 2020

A University of Washington-based program to support underrepresented scholars in neuroscience got its start when three faculty members responded to a call for proposals by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, or NINDS.

Critical Protein That Could Unlock West Nile/Zika Virus Treatments Identified by Researchers

The Georgia State University
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

A protein that is critical in controlling replication of West Nile and Zika viruses — and could be important for developing therapies to prevent and treat those viruses — has been identified by a Georgia State University biologist and his research group.

Why myelinated mammalian nerves are fast and allow high frequency

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Tuesday, November 5, 2019

University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers, for the first time ever, have achieved patch-clamp studies of an elusive part of mammalian myelinated nerves called the Nodes of Ranvier.

Yale scientists capture dynamic brain in action

Yale University
Monday, November 4, 2019

In a collaborative, multi-lab effort, researchers at Yale University have developed a way to leverage a pair of microscopic technologies to provide a glimpse of the entire brain at work in real time.

Nanoparticle Drug Delivery Provides Pain Relief and More Effective Opioid Alternative in Animal Study

New York University
Monday, November 4, 2019

Research Uses Nanoparticles to Infuse a Non-Opioid Drug Into Nerves to Provide Enhanced Pain Relief

Are We “Brain Washed” during Sleep?

Boston University
Thursday, October 31, 2019

New research from Boston University suggests that tonight while you sleep, something amazing will happen within your brain. Your neurons will go quiet. A few seconds later, blood will flow out of your head. Then, a watery liquid called cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) will flow in, washing through your brain in rhythmic, pulsing waves. 

Neuroscientist Named MacArthur “Genius” Talks Creativity in Science

Scientific American / Rockefeller University
Friday, October 4, 2019

Vanessa Ruta, a former ballet dancer, now focuses her creative instincts on exploring how behavior changes as brain circuits are altered through evolution or experience

Columbia Scientists Demonstrate Power of High-Speed Microscope to Illuminate Biology at the Speed of Life

Columbia University
Friday, September 27, 2019

New SCAPE 2.0 system can serve as a critical tool to advance science and medicine

UA, Diné College Get $1.3 Million National Institutes of Health Grant to Train Diné College Students

University of Arizona
Thursday, August 29, 2019

A partnership between the University of Arizona and Diné College researchers will train Diné College students in neuroscience over the next five years with a $1.3 million National Institutes of Health grant.