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Neurologist receives ERC grant to study novel light-activated drugs with antiepileptic effects

Neurologist receives ERC grant to study novel light-activated drugs with antiepileptic effects

Model of neuromuscular junction could accelerate new treatments for neuromuscular diseases

Model of neuromuscular junction could accelerate new treatments for neuromuscular diseases

New study uncovers a mechanism of sleep in zebrafish

New study uncovers a mechanism of sleep in zebrafish

Using deep brain stimulation to treat Parkinson’s Disease

Using deep brain stimulation to treat Parkinson’s Disease

New technology streamlines the development of gene therapy for genetic blinding disorders

New technology streamlines the development of gene therapy for genetic blinding disorders

Researchers explore how opioids may have become so widely abused

Researchers explore how opioids may have become so widely abused

Novel optogenetic implant controls activity of neurons in the spinal cord

Novel optogenetic implant controls activity of neurons in the spinal cord

Neuroscientists discover how associative memories are formed

Neuroscientists discover how associative memories are formed

Research analyzes the role of RNA tags in Alzheimer’s disease

Research analyzes the role of RNA tags in Alzheimer’s disease

Brain memory signals may influence blood sugar levels, rat study finds

Brain memory signals may influence blood sugar levels, rat study finds

Brain’s locus coeruleus may be a sophisticated regulator of learning and behavior

Brain’s locus coeruleus may be a sophisticated regulator of learning and behavior

Central amygdala micro-circuits play active role in regulation of fear responses

Central amygdala micro-circuits play active role in regulation of fear responses

Research sheds light on a new mechanism for inhibitory synapse specificity in the cortex

Research sheds light on a new mechanism for inhibitory synapse specificity in the cortex

Modular network organization critical for persistent neural activity and brain communication

Modular network organization critical for persistent neural activity and brain communication

Controlling brain state transitions using a molecule responsive to light

Controlling brain state transitions using a molecule responsive to light

New brain stimulation technique precisely controls motor activity without surgical device implantation

New brain stimulation technique precisely controls motor activity without surgical device implantation

Researchers discover new brain circuit that may help fight obesity

Researchers discover new brain circuit that may help fight obesity

New implantable tool images brain activity in 3D

New implantable tool images brain activity in 3D

Non-invasive neuromodulation approaches can prevent invasive surgery in Parkinson's patients

Non-invasive neuromodulation approaches can prevent invasive surgery in Parkinson's patients

New technique can make X-rays more efficient at diagnosing bone and other injuries

New technique can make X-rays more efficient at diagnosing bone and other injuries