Researchers have developed a device which records the brain activity of worms in order to test the effects of drugs.
Researchers have developed a fiber-optic, two-photon optogenetic simulator which can be used to stimulate a light sensitive protein introduced into neurons and living cells in the brain. The researchers suggest this technology would be a useful tool for the BRAIN mapping initiative.
Researchers discover individuals can successfully try to get happy with the aid of upbeat, cheery music.
A drug developed by scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, known as J147, reverses memory deficits and slows Alzheimer’s disease in aged mice following short-term treatment.
A new study points to a correlation between suicide rates and environmental pollution caused by emissions from coal-fired electricity plants in North Carolina.
A new vaccine for Lyme disease, a neurological and physically debilitating tick borne disease, has proved promising and well tolerated by patients, according to researchers. The Lyme vaccine is shown to produce substantial antibodies against all targeted species of Borrelia, the causative agent of Lyme disease.
Researchers implant optogenetic electronic device into mouse brains, stimulating dopamine producing neurons by emitting light.
Years of mouse research lead to discovery of how autophagy keeps neural stem cells ready to replace damaged brain and nerve cells.
Researchers implanted pacemaker electrodes into the medial forebrain bundle of patients suffering from major depression and performed deep brain stimulation. In a matter of days, in six out of seven patients, symptoms such as anxiety, despondence, listlessness and joylessness had improved considerably.