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Those of us who work in the Neurosciences are familiar with the variety of brain-related disorders that plague our society, often citing them to justify funding and support for our research programs. But on this Brain Health Day 2024, it is worth taking a moment to look closely at the status of brain health today

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Imagine a mind caught in an endless loop of obsessions, anxiety, and ritualistic behaviors; welcome to the world of…

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From behavioral studies on learning and memory to sleep-wakefulness, 2023 was a year full of researchers uncovering…

Melissa Martin

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Image: Data courtesy of Jones Parker lab – Northwestern University. Efforts to develop more effective drugs for treating…

Jonathan Zapata

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Those of us who work in the Neurosciences are familiar with the variety of brain-related disorders that plague our society, often citing them to justify funding and support for our research programs. But on this Brain Health Day 2024, it is worth taking a moment to look closely at the status of brain health today

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Imagine a mind caught in an endless loop of obsessions, anxiety, and ritualistic behaviors; welcome to the world of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), a neuropsychiatric condition characterized by uncontrollable and recurring thoughts and repetitive behaviors. Research has linked OCD symptoms to hyperactivity in the striatum, a crucial brain region for motor control and decision-making. But how

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Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a neurological disorder that affects 6 hundred thousand to more than 1 million people in the United States, or over 6 million worldwide, making it the second most prevalent brain disease behind Alzheimer’s. This disease presents differently in every individual but is typically marked by motor symptoms such as resting tremors,

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From behavioral studies on learning and memory to sleep-wakefulness, 2023 was a year full of researchers uncovering interesting insights into the brain using Inscopix miniscopes. Did you know that the Inscopix community is illuminating the neurons responsible for REM sleep or performing experiments on contextual fear conditioning and discovering breakthroughs for diseases like Alzheimer’s? These

Melissa Martin

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As a neuroscientist who leads a commercial organization, my mission and motivation come from seeing how our customers use Inscopix technology to address major questions in their labs. But each day, my team and I engage with Principal Investigators who are pressed by tightening budgets and must navigate a seemingly growing list of restrictions on

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Image: Data courtesy of Jones Parker lab – Northwestern University. Efforts to develop more effective drugs for treating schizophrenia have received a significant boost with a groundbreaking study from the laboratory of Jones Parker at Northwestern University, published recently in Nature Neuroscience. Antipsychotic drugs, commonly prescribed for millions of people suffering from schizophrenia, often come

Jonathan Zapata

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