Topic List : Neuroscience
Prominent autism researcher joins Stanford
Lynn Koegel, who developed an early intervention for autism that taps children’s own motivations, began work at the School of Medicine and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital this month.
Virtual tour of the brain
Stanford Medicine is using a new software system that combines imaging from MRIs, CT scans and angiograms to create a three-dimensional model that physicians and patients can see and manipulate — just like a virtual reality game.
Which autistic kids does oxytocin help?
The brain hormone may help treat social impairments in children with autism whose baseline oxytocin levels are low before treatment, according to new Stanford findings.
Deisseroth wins Fresenius Prize
The Stanford psychiatrist, neuroscientist and bioengineer will be honored for three distinct contributions to the medical field: optogenetics, hydrogel-tissue chemistry and research into depression.
$3 million to study Huntington’s
Researchers at Stanford Medicine and the Gladstone Institutes will use the gift for gene editing and stem cell techniques to develop treatments for the neurodegenerative disorder.
Forebrain circuits assembled in lab
Stanford investigators fused two stem-cell-derived neural spheroids, each containing a different type of human neuron, then watched as one set of neurons migrated and hooked up with the other set.
Human cord blood improves old mice’s memory
Umbilical cord blood from human newborns, and in particular a single protein contained in it, boosted old mice’s brain function and cognitive performance, new research from Stanford shows.
Brain’s ‘GPS’ is complex
Neuroscientists’ discovery of grid cells, popularly known as the brain’s GPS, was hailed as a major discovery. But new Stanford research suggest the system is more complicated than anyone had guessed.
Master cell regulator blocks all but one outcome
A regulatory protein actively blocks the expression of non-neuronal genes in nerve cells, according to new Stanford research. The finding suggests there are many master regulators to help cell types maintain their identities.
How breathing controls brain’s arousal state
Stanford scientists have identified a small group of neurons that communicates goings-on in the brain’s respiratory control center to the structure responsible for generating arousal throughout the brain.