Despite formidable odds, this year was a good one for life science innovation. The double punch of the government-wide belt tightening, known as the sequester, and the two-week federal government shutdown deflated institutional budgets and sowed uncertainty among investors. But new and exciting products still made their way into the marketplace. And with more than
Earlier this year, researchers at Stanford University for the first time recorded 1,000 neurons working together in a living brain for a month. The brain cells blinked like Christmas tree lights as a test mouse moved freely around its cage. They soon were able to pinpoint the mouse’s location just by watching its brain cells.
The images appearing on the computer screen were almost too detailed and fast-moving to take in, Misha B. Ahrensremembers. He and colleague Philipp J. Keller were recording the activity of about 80,000 neurons in a live zebrafish brain, the first time something on this scale had been done. Cross-sectional pictures of the young fish’s head
Deciphering the Neural Circuit Basis of Brain Disease via In Vivo Imaging and Optogenetics OPEN TO PUBLIC At Neuroscience 2013 Inscopix is pleased to host an esteemed group of speakers sharing insights on recent developments in in vivo brain imaging and optogenetics that are together poised to enable breakthroughs in the understanding of brain diseases.
Scientists at Stanford University have tapped into the mind of the mouse and are now circulating information about how the pesky rodents think. A team of Stanford researchers planted tiny probes inside the brains of mice to detect what were essentially mouse memories, according to a study published last month in the online edition of
President Barack Obama announced today a bold research initiative aimed at developing new technologies and methods for understanding the human brain. Several Stanford scientists will play critical roles in the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) project, which calls for initial funding of $100 million. “As humans we can identify galaxies light-years away,” President
STANFORD, Calif. — It’s not quite mind-reading, but it may be the closest scientists have ever come. Stanford researchers have found a way to watch what’s happening deep inside the brain of a mouse. Researchers carefully implanted a tiny lens inside the mouse’s brain. It’s the lens for a microscope so small, the mouse can