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Tiago Branco: Neuron Whisperer

By | October 1, 2012

Senior Research Fellow, Wolfson Institute for Biomedical Research, University College London, Age: 34

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Next Generation: The Brain Bot

By | May 29, 2012

A 30-year-old technique to record the electrical activity of neurons gets a robotic makeover.

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Reversing Cocaine’s Effects with Light

By | December 7, 2011

Researchers use optogenetics to reverse drug-induced brain and behavioral changes.

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Light Bright Neurons

By | December 2, 2011

Neurons engineered to light up when they fire could help researchers study more precisely how the brain works.

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image: Frank Bradke: Privy to Axon Growth

Frank Bradke: Privy to Axon Growth

By | December 1, 2011

Full Professor and Senior Research Group Leader, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases. Age: 42

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Next Generation: Neuronal Monkey Bars

By | September 23, 2011

Three-dimensional scaffolds for growing and guiding neurons are getting smaller and more tailored in design.

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Hungry Neurons = Hungry Person

By | August 2, 2011

Starving brain cells can stimulate hunger through a common cannibalistic act, possibly explaining why some dieters can’t resist temptation.

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Stem Cells Help Regain Memory

By | July 14, 2011

For brain cancer patients suffering from cognitive dysfunction due to radiation treatment, stem cells may offer relief.

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Brain Cells Self-Amplify

By | July 5, 2011

A certain type of neural precursor does it all—replaces itself, differentiates into specialized brain cells, and multiplies into more stem-cell-like cells.

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Foresight

By | July 1, 2011

Studying the earliest events in visual development, Carla Shatz has learned the importance of looking at one’s data with open eyes—and an open mind.

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