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Neurons made from blood cells – a new tool for understanding...

Marius Wernig, Thomas C. Südhof and their colleagues created these “Induced neuronal (iN) cells” from adult human blood cells. Marius Wernig, CC BY-ND Marius Wernig, Stanford...

Oxford scientists see sparks fly in decision-making brains

Oxford scientists have observed the electrical signals running through fruit fly brains while they gather evidence to make decisions (Credit: ktsdesign/Depositphotos) From the time we...

Our memory comes from an ancient virus, neuroscientists say

Artist depiction of neurons inside the brain. Credit: geralt, Pixababy. The particulars surrounding how our memory works has baffled neuroscientists for decades. Turns out, it’s...

Scientists Discover Brain Circuits Attached to Mood, and How to Hack...

A group of happy women.   Imagine being happy all the time. A devastating divorce, no problem? The boss dumping work on you, without compensation? No...

US Bets $100 Million on Machines That Think More Like Humans

“One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” When Neil Armstrong stepped onto the dusty surface of the moon on July 20, 1969,...

Engineering researchers use laser to “weld” neurons, creating new medical research...

UAlberta electrical engineering PhD student Nir Katchinskiy led a research project that was able to “weld” neurons together using a femtosecond laser. (Edmonton) A research...

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