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.
Researchers provide additional insight into deficits in the prefrontal cortex involved in drug addiction. The findings could offer new avenues of research for the treatment of addiction.
Researchers have developed a cost effective cooling device which helps lower a newborn’s temperature. The treatment could help prevent brain damage if administered shortly after oxygen deprivation, which can occur during birth.
Infants at 7 months of age who go on to develop autism are slower to reorient their gaze and attention from one object to another when compared to 7-month-olds who do not develop autism, and this behavioral pattern is in part explained by atypical brain circuits.
Researchers develop new medical records software which helps monitor the health of the aging brain.
Brain-to-Brain Interface Allows Transmission of Tactile and Motor Information Between Rats 1000s of Miles Apart
Researchers electronically linked the brains of pairs of rats for the first time, enabling them to communicate directly to solve simple behavioral puzzles. A further test of this work successfully linked the brains of two animals thousands of miles apart – one in Durham, N.C., and one in Natal, Brazil.
A new study offers evidence of source memory in nonhuman animals.