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New optogenetic tool to study and modulate plasticity in the cerebellum

New optogenetic tool to study and modulate plasticity in the cerebellum

Novel experimental approach slows physical decline and extends the lives of roundworms

Novel experimental approach slows physical decline and extends the lives of roundworms

Specialized MRI sensor can detect light deep within tissues

Specialized MRI sensor can detect light deep within tissues

New method uses light to change long-term behavior of neurons

New method uses light to change long-term behavior of neurons

Reversing paralysis with electrical stimulation of neurons

Reversing paralysis with electrical stimulation of neurons

Memory: a revolutionary treatment for mental health disorders and neurodegeneration?

Memory: a revolutionary treatment for mental health disorders and neurodegeneration?

Study provides insight into how sleep and wakefulness regulate inhibitory synapses

Study provides insight into how sleep and wakefulness regulate inhibitory synapses

Wireless, battery-free pacemaker could make life easier for heart disease patients

Wireless, battery-free pacemaker could make life easier for heart disease patients

BU neuroscientists hope to uncover new ways to treat memory-related disorders

BU neuroscientists hope to uncover new ways to treat memory-related disorders

Alzheimer's disease disrupts visual memory by degrading cross-hemispheric cells

Alzheimer's disease disrupts visual memory by degrading cross-hemispheric cells

Understanding the emotions behind memories

Understanding the emotions behind memories

Mice study shows how working memory is maintained across interconnected brain regions

Mice study shows how working memory is maintained across interconnected brain regions

Light-activated proteins can help normalize dysfunction within cells, study shows

Light-activated proteins can help normalize dysfunction within cells, study shows

Bruker introduces enhanced 3D holographic stimulation for optogenetics on its Ultima 2Pplus multiphoton microscope

Bruker introduces enhanced 3D holographic stimulation for optogenetics on its Ultima 2Pplus multiphoton microscope

Brain area communication changes over much faster timescales than previously thought

Brain area communication changes over much faster timescales than previously thought

Targeting thalamic circuits could reverse Parkinson’s symptoms in mice

Targeting thalamic circuits could reverse Parkinson’s symptoms in mice

Brain motor and fear circuits orchestrate the immune response to acute stress

Brain motor and fear circuits orchestrate the immune response to acute stress

Study shows how stress has a major impact on the immune system's ability to fight infections

Study shows how stress has a major impact on the immune system's ability to fight infections

Study shows how synchronization contributes to transmission, processing of information in the brain

Study shows how synchronization contributes to transmission, processing of information in the brain

Synthetic biologists interrogate single-celled survivalists to understand stress response

Synthetic biologists interrogate single-celled survivalists to understand stress response