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Light-Based Deep Brain Stimulation Relieves Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

Duke Pratt School of Engineering
Monday, April 27, 2020

Fast-acting, light-reactive genetic tools could reveal how deep brain stimulation works.


LJI Scientists Link Immune Cells to Parkinson’s Disease Onset

La Jolla Institute for Immunology
Friday, April 17, 2020

New research gives further evidence that autoimmunity plays a role in Parkinson’s disease


Protecting Thin, Flexible Brain Interfaces from the Human Body

Duke University
Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Next-generation brain implants with more than a thousand electrodes can survive for more than six years


Fralin Biomedical Research Institute scientists reveal how brain tumors impact normally supportive cells

Virginia Tech
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

New research, led by Stefanie Robel and Harald Sontheimer at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, reveals how gliomas alter astrocytes, a cell type that helps protect neurons and is crucial to preventing seizures.


‘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

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