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02/13/2014
Kayt Sukel
D1-type dopamine receptors have long been implicated in drug addiction. Now, researchers at Yale University School of Medicine, have found that D1-type dopamine receptor-expressing neurons in medial...
12/05/2013
Maybe you are in the lab waiting for a gel to run or on your way home and stuck on a train. For those of you looking for your science fix during these moments, podcasts provide a great opportunity to...
10/28/2013
Kayt Sukel
Retrograde labeling of neurons has contributed valuable data to synaptic connection maps, but to date, these approaches have been unable to distinguish between excitatory and inhibitory neurons....
07/03/2013
Jesse Jenkins
How many Pathway to Independence grant recipients actually get an R01 grant funded? And how is the program changing in the near future? Find out...
06/06/2013
Jeffrey M. Perkel
Two new studies have applied optogenetic technology to study mouse models of obsessive-compulsive disorder. What did they learn about this neurological disorder? Find out...
04/05/2013
Rachael Moeller Gorman
Specialized cells in your brain help you figure out where you are, but how are those cells connected to the rest of your brain? Optogenetics sheds some light. Learn more...
03/27/2013
Lauren Arcuri Ware
The Brain Activity Map Project backed by President Obama has gained a lot of attention, but many scientists question whether the project’s goals are overreaching. Which newly emerging...
11/20/2012
Jim Kling
To pinpoint the neural pathway responsible for motivation in rats, researchers turn to optogenetics.
10/10/2012
Caitlin Smith
Can brain disorders really be treated with light and a few ion channels? Caitlin Smith looks at how advances in optogenetics are closing the gap between lab and clinic.
08/15/2012
Andrew S. Wiecek
There’s a storm brewing at Harvard’s Center for Brain Science, where researchers are applying super-resolution microscopy to neuroimaging. This is how Melike Lakadamyali found herself in...