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Topic: Neuroscience

FDA approval of new Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm, developed in part by Brown researchers, mired in controversy

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FDA approval of new Alzheimer’s drug Aduhelm, developed in part by Brown researchers, mired in controversy

July 20, 2021 0 comments

The Food and Drug Administration approved a new drug Aduhelm for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease June 7 through its accelerated approval pathway.

OpenMind consortium accelerates creation of neurostimulation devices to sense, record brain activity

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OpenMind consortium accelerates creation of neurostimulation devices to sense, record brain activity

July 7, 2021 0 comments

University researchers — along with teams at the University of California, San Francisco, Mayo Clinic and Oxford — have come together to establish the OpenMind neural communications consortium.

An anonymous $25 million gift to the Carney Institute will aid in development of novel, computational brain science research.

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$25 million donation to fund brain science research at Brown

February 8, 2021 1 comment

A $25 million gift from an anonymous donor will support new, innovative research projects in the field of brain science at the University. The donation will also fund the Innovation Awards Program at the Robert J. and Nancy D. Carney Institute for Brain Science. 

Brown neuroscience professor David Badre illustrates the science of cognitive control in first book

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Brown neuroscience professor David Badre illustrates the science of cognitive control in first book

February 1, 2021 0 comments

David Badre, professor of cognitive, linguistic and psychological sciences, released his first book “On Task: How Our Brain Gets Things Done” in early November.

Professor of Neuroscience Carlos Aizenman ’93 received recognition for his research on neural connections in the brain, as well as for his efforts to increase diversity and equity within the sciences.

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Neuroscience professor Carlos Aizenman ’93 acknowledged for research, dedication to diversity in STEM

November 12, 2020 0 comments

Professor of Neuroscience Carlos Aizenman ’93 discovered his passion for neuroscience while studying on campus as a University undergraduate. Now, he plays an integral role in teaching students who share his same scientific interests and helping to increase diversity in the field.

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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 Comments are Disabled

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