Topic: Neuroscience

The first to attend college in her immediate family, Diane Lipscombe  will succeed Richard Huganir as president of the Society for Neuroscience.

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Diane Lipscombe to serve as president of Society of Neuroscience

February 13, 2018 0 comments

Diane Lipscombe, director of the Brown Institute for Brain Science and professor of neuroscience, will begin her term as president of the Society for Neuroscience in November 2018.

The researchers isolated neurons in the sixth layer of the brain’s cortex, aiming to study more closely their connections to each other and other parts of the brain. The team hopes to explore the relationship between the thalamus and cortex further in future research.

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University researchers uncover new structures in mouse brains

January 29, 2018 0 comments

A sixth, largely unexplored layer in the cortex was the focus of a recent study by Brown University neuroscientists.

Brown professor to track cancer cells with grant from Pew Charitable Trusts

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Brown professor to track cancer cells with grant from Pew Charitable Trusts

October 10, 2017 0 comments

The two scientists aim to develop an effective way to track the movement of cancer cells and ultimately discover how and when tumors spread.

Brain Fair brings new voices into field of neuroscience

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Brain Fair brings new voices into field of neuroscience

March 21, 2017 0 comments

The 2017 Brown Brain Fair saw people of many different ages and interests come together with a single purpose — to learn about the brain.

Paralysis patients achieve fastest typing yet with new brain-computer interface

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Paralysis patients achieve fastest typing yet with new brain-computer interface

March 6, 2017 0 comments

Even simple communication is a constant struggle for paralyzed patients.

Brain models with blood vessels may accelerate research

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Brain models with blood vessels may accelerate research

February 24, 2017 0 comments

Creating models of the brain is a daunting task, but round structures assembled from brain cells demonstrate many qualities of the tissue within our skulls.

Brain Fair volunteers pose with attendees. The Brain Fair provided hands-on activities for a diverse audience, promoting research on and awareness of the brain. The fair was attended by over 500 people Saturday.

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Brain Fair offers interactive learning experience for all ages

March 21, 2016 0 comments

If science, technology, engineering and mathematics suffer from a deficit of interest, Brown’s Brain Fair in Sayles Hall proved otherwise.

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Researchers find link between cognitive impairment, epilepsy

March 8, 2016 0 comments

Researchers from Rhode Island Hospital have found a link between cognitive impairment and epilepsy.

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BIBS embarks on search for new director

November 5, 2015 0 comments

BIBS is searching for a new director after Professor of Neuroscience John Donoghue, founder and former director of BIBS, stepped down in January.

Grown in Petri dishes, mini-brains consist of neurons and supporting cells that form synaptic connections and produce complex networks. They resemble the standard brain of a rodent and open the door to new research.

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Scientists create 3-D mini-brain

October 15, 2015 0 comments

University researchers have found a way to grow a brain in a Petri dish.