Topic: Neuroscience

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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.

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BIBS fundraising propels faculty hiring forward

October 15, 2014 4 comments

The Brown Institute for Brain Sciences has surpassed the halfway mark of its $50 million fundraising goal outlined in 2012.

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Panel talks future of brain research

September 29, 2014 0 comments

A panel of alumni and faculty experts discussed the impact and future of the growing field of brain research Saturday morning.

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Donoghue to launch Swiss neuroengineering center

September 8, 2014 0 comments

On his year-long sabbatical, John Donoghue will launch the new Geneva, Switzerland-based Wyss Center for Bio- and Neuro-Engineering.

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Study explores mouse sensory perception

September 3, 2014 0 comments

By stimulating the neurons with certain patterns, the neuroscientists changed the synchrony and frequency of neuronal firing in mice.

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Neural wiring of smell settles shortly after birth, study finds

April 14, 2014 0 comments

A mouse’s sense of smell remains fairly constant after its first week of life, according to a study published in the journal Science last Friday.

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Study explores neural correlates of working memory gating

February 24, 2014 0 comments

In a world in which people suffer from information overload, humans need to be able to mentally sift through data and decide what is relevant.

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Profs praise brain stimulation initiative

November 1, 2013 0 comments

The project is aimed to improve the technology used to treat Parkinson’s disease.

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SpeakYourMind creates low-cost aids for communication disabilities

October 30, 2013 0 comments

Volunteers from the U. and RISD develop personalized communication prototypes for paralyzed clients.