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Image of the Day: Power Move
Staff | Jul 25, 2017
When certain neurons in the prefrontal neurons cortex are turned on, mice subjugate their neighbors in a display of power.
Karl Deisseroth Takes Home Science’s Most Valuable Award
Jef Akst | May 31, 2017
The Stanford University psychiatrist and neuroscientist known for his contributions to optogenetics and tissue clearing is awarded €4 million by the Fresenius Research Prize.
Toward Treating Alzheimer’s Disease with Brain Waves
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 7, 2016
In a mouse model, researchers mitigated three Alzheimer’s disease–associated symptoms by stimulating gamma waves with light.
Top 10 Innovations 2016
Staff | Dec 1, 2016
This year’s list of winners celebrates both large leaps and small (but important) steps in life science technology.
The History of Optogenetics Revised
Kerry Grens | Sep 1, 2016
Credit for the neuroscience technique has largely overlooked the researcher who first demonstrated the method.
Stimulating Novel Neural Circuits in the Mouse Brain
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 11, 2016
With light, researchers can coax a group of neurons in the visual cortices of living mice to fire in concert.
Neurons Compete to Form Memories
Tanya Lewis | Jul 21, 2016
The same populations of brain cells encode memories that occur close together in time, according to new research.
Neural Basis of Risk Aversion
Catherine Offord | Mar 24, 2016
Researchers identify and manipulate a signal in the brains of rats that controls risky behavior.
Things That Go Bump
Bob Grant | Mar 1, 2016
Scientists still don’t know why animals sleep or how to define the ubiquitous behavior.
Top Technical Advances 2015
Kerry Grens | Dec 24, 2015
’s choice of major improvements in imaging, optogenetics, single-cell analyses, and CRISPR