Topic: Neuroscience

Electron microscope images show a slice of mouse retina (left) with different cells highlighted in different colors. Many images like this one can be used to construct a three-dimensional model (right) of these entwined cells, which forms part of a map illustrating the circuits in the retina.

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Brain science blooms at Brown

May 24, 2019 0 comments

David Berson ’75, chair of neuroscience, studies how information travels from the eye to the brain. One of his recent projects examines the spidery forms of cells in the retina at the back of the eye, reconstructing their shapes and interconnections at a very fine scale.

After receiving funding from the National Science Foundation, University neuroscientists are developing new tools in bioluminescence and optogenetics with the goals of “innovation, dissemination and education.”

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Bioluminescence researchers study neuronal activity, promote education

January 30, 2019 0 comments

A team of University researchers received funding from the National Science Foundation in August 2017 to develop bioluminescent tools that can be used to enhance methods of studying the brain; researchers atCentral Michigan University and the University of California, San Diego also received the funding.

Researchers found that early life stress was linked to a lower density of parvalbumin interneuron cells, which are important for cognition.

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Study finds stress responses in mice vary between sexes

December 7, 2018 0 comments

A study published last week identified a new possible explanation for the difference in neurological responses to early life stress between men and women.

Dima Amso, associate professor of cognitive, linguistic and psychological sciences, discussed studying early childhood learning at Wednesday’s talk, “Decoding the Human Brain with Data.”

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Panel examines intersection of data science, neuroscience

December 6, 2018 0 comments

On Wednesday evening, three University researchers gathered in the Institute at Brown for Environment and Society to discuss their ongoing multidisciplinary research on “Decoding the Human Brain with Data.”

Researchers design new brain implant

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Researchers design new brain implant

December 2, 2018 0 comments

Researchers have shown that an experimental brain implant allows individuals with paralysis to control a cursor on a tablet computer.

Under Ziya Gokaslan’s P’18 tenure as chief of neurosurgery at the Med School, the department has expanded its number of labs and residency program.

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Gokaslan P’18 reflects on path to chief of neurosurgery

November 25, 2018 0 comments

Ziya Gokaslan P’18 can trace his desire to be a doctor back to his childhood. His father was a surgeon, and his older brother is now an oncologist.

U. study examines link between alcohol consumption, memory

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U. study examines link between alcohol consumption, memory

November 14, 2018 0 comments

A University study published last month shows that a pathway for making memories is changed when alcohol, even in small amounts, is consumed — a finding that has implications for understanding addiction.

University researchers used worm models to challenge the idea that all ALS-affected neurons decay the same way.

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New worm models offer insight into ALS degeneration

October 19, 2018 0 comments

Brown researchers studying the degeneration of neurons in worm models with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis recently found that different types of neurons undergo different mechanisms of decay.

Carlos Vargas-Irwin’s $1.5 million award will benefit BrainGate, a program that aims to research paralysis and other movement disorders.

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Neuroscience professor receives $1.5 million to study sensory information

October 14, 2018 0 comments

The fields of neuroscience and neurotechnology have been growing in recent years as researchers hope to understand the inner workings of the human species’ most puzzling organ: the brain.

The University hosted Transforming Research’s first meeting Wednesday morning at South Street Landing. The conference welcomed various research stakeholders to campus, providing them a space to exchange ideas.

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Transforming Research conference discusses ‘science of science’

October 4, 2018 0 comments

Wednesday morning, the Transforming Research Conference welcomed a unique group of professionals to South Street Landing for a series of lectures and discussions.