Brain stimulation for stroke recovery
Optogenetically stimulating mice’s brains five days after stroke improved the animals’ motor control and brain biochemistry.
Brain reorganizes itself as children memorize facts
As children shift from counting on their fingers to remembering math facts, the hippocampus and its functional circuits support the brain’s construction of adultlike ways of using memory.
Suicide risk increases in sleepless, older adults
In a study, participants who reported poor sleep had a 1.4 times greater chance of death by suicide within a 10-year period than those who reported sleeping well.
Looking for origins of Alzheimer’s disease to find a treatment
Scientists at the School of Medicine are at the forefront of research into how Alzheimer’s disease develops, with an eye on finding better ways to predict and treat the illness.
'The Perfect 46' examines ethical dilemmas of genetic screening
Set in the near future, 'The Perfect 46' documents the rise, and fall, of a fictional genome-matching service. A panel of experts weighed in after a recent screening at Stanford.
Scientists create remote-controlled nanoscale protein motors
A bioengineering team has built molecular motors to further the study of cell function.