Artificial Neurons Fire in Life-Like Patterns
Artificial Neurons Fire in Life-Like Patterns
The silicon chips receive and send electrical signals, recreating activity from neurons in the rat brain that play a role in breathing and thinking.
Artificial Neurons Fire in Life-Like Patterns
Artificial Neurons Fire in Life-Like Patterns

The silicon chips receive and send electrical signals, recreating activity from neurons in the rat brain that play a role in breathing and thinking.

The silicon chips receive and send electrical signals, recreating activity from neurons in the rat brain that play a role in breathing and thinking.

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Massive Philanthropic Infusions Announced for US Universities
Massive Philanthropic Infusions Announced for US Universities
Shawna Williams | Dec 3, 2019
A total of more than $1 billion will go to institutions including the Cleveland Clinic, Duke University, and branches of the University of California.
Mitochondria from Different Brain Cells Have Different Proteins
Mitochondria from Different Brain Cells Have Different Proteins
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2019
Organelles isolated from two types of neurons and a nonneuronal astrocyte in the mouse cerebellum showed varying levels of proteins, hinting at functional differences.
Infographic: What’s in a Mitochondrion?
Infographic: What’s in a Mitochondrion?
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2019
A study finds variations in the levels of proteins for some important processes among organelles from different brain cells.
Infographic: Biomarkers in Blood Provide a Window into the Brain
Infographic: Biomarkers in Blood Provide a Window into the Brain
Shawna Williams | Dec 1, 2019
A look at some of the circulating molecules that may indicate various Alzheimer’s pathologies and serve as the bases of noninvasive tests for the disease.
Sleep Study in Antarctica Explores Role of Cultural Differences
Sleep Study in Antarctica Explores Role of Cultural Differences
Alejandra Manjarrez | Dec 1, 2019
Habits such as napping might influence how humans cope with extreme environments, such as those at a polar research facility in winter.
Sergiu Pasca Builds Brains to Study Developmental Disease
Sergiu Pasca Builds Brains to Study Developmental Disease
Emily Makowski | Dec 1, 2019
The Stanford University professor helped develop a technique to grow brain organoids from induced pluripotent stem cells.
The Hunt for a Blood Test for Alzheimer’s Disease
The Hunt for a Blood Test for Alzheimer’s Disease
Shawna Williams | Dec 1, 2019
Researchers hope circulating biomarkers will enable earlier detection and better monitoring of the neurodegenerative disorder—and perhaps help usher in new treatments.
Innovation in a DishInnovation in a Dish
Innovation in a Dish
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2019
Sergiu Pasca, a neuroscientist at Stanford University, describes his unique approach studying brain diseases.
Ketamine Could Help Cut Alcohol Consumption by Rewiring Memory
Ketamine Could Help Cut Alcohol Consumption by Rewiring Memory
Catherine Offord | Nov 27, 2019
Preliminary findings from a clinical trial of heavy drinkers suggest that the drug can weaken certain memories tied to the reward of imbibing, although the mechanisms aren’t fully clear.