Kavli Prizes for Astrophysics, Nanoscience and Neuroscience

The Kavli Prizes. ‘The Kavli Foundation has established the science prizes for the 21st century – three major awards that honor highly creative scientists, promote public understanding and appreciation for scientists and their work, and foster international cooperation among scientists. The prizes focus on the science of the greatest physical dimensions of space and time, […]

Not Science Fiction Anymore: Remote Control for the Brain

Remote Control for the Brain – A New Protein Provides a Neuron Photoswitch. ‘The development of a remote control device that can be used to manipulate neural activity in a brain sounds like the premise of a science fiction film, probably a summer blockbuster starring Keanu Reeves. However, the device is real, it stars a […]

Digital Brain Atlas: BrainMaps.org

BrainMaps.org. ‘BrainMaps is an interactive zoomable high-resolution digital brain atlas and virtual microscope that is based on over 15 million megapixels of scanned images of serial sections of both primate and non-primate brains and that is integrated with a high-speed database for querying and retrieving data about brain structure and function over the internet. Currently […]

One of the Dangers of Lead Exposure: Learning Deficits

Research Explains How Lead Exposure Produces Learning Deficits. ‘A study of young adult rats by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health provides evidence that explains exactly how exposure to lead during brain development produces learning deficits. The study shows that exposure to levels of lead that are similar to those measured […]

From Neuroscience to Neurotechnology

The Future of Neurotechnology. ‘Neurotechnology expert Zack Lynch explains the new field and tells us what the future holds for treating brain disorders. Despite huge leaps in our understanding of the inner workings of the brain, many of the most popular therapies for psychiatric and neurological disorders are just new versions of older drugs. Now […]