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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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I’m excited to be writing for the blog again, this time to share my experiences at Inscopix working toward our goal of providing scientists with full solutions for their circuit neuroscience research. Given the multidisciplinary scientific expertise needed to successfully conduct studies at the level of circuits in behaving animals, we recognize how critical this

Jonathan Nassi

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A postdoctoral researcher in Marcos Frank’s lab, she discusses her work examining astroglial biology in sleep and sleep homeostasis. What is your background and how did you become a circuit neuroscientist? I got BS degrees in Biopsychology and General Biology as well as a PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Michigan to study sleep

Sushmitha Gururaj

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Since this is my first blog post, I think a brief introduction is in order! I am currently the Director of Translational Science at Inscopix, overseeing our scientific programs with a translational and preclinical focus – which includes such activities as product and application development and scientific partnerships with academic and pharma/biotech groups. Before joining

Jonathan Nassi

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Believe it or not, this post was on our editorial calendar way back in January, and not even in our wildest imagination had we envisioned that at the time of publishing, life itself would become defined by the topic at hand- fear. Fear and anxiety are all too familiar to the world as a whole

Sushmitha Gururaj

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We’re two months into 2020 and our beloved circuit neuroscience community has already served up so many treats that we’re wondering if it’s still the holidays! We’re excited to share with you our collection of top reads circuit neuroscience papers of 2020 thus far. You’ll find that each of them informs on fundamental biological functions

Sushmitha Gururaj

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Our brain’s ability to respond and adapt to stress is imperative to health, with dysfunctional neuroadaptation being a key trigger for development and exacerbation of a variety of neuropsychiatric disorders like depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and addiction. Endogenous cannabinoids (eCBs) are well established regulators of this stress response, making their sophisticated synaptic signaling mechanisms

Sushmitha Gururaj

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