Undergraduate student-researchers in the Neurobiology of Language course crafted experiments that could be carried out in an fMRI scanner. They learned how to design a good experiment—and much more.After decades in the shadow of the reigning model for Alzheimerâs disease, alternative explanations are finally getting the attention they deserve.We’ve captured some of the most memorable and captivating images from our staff photographers, Jeff Miller, Bryce Richter and Althea Dotzour and student photographers Colton Mansavage Taylor Wolfram.
Biogen and Denali’s pivotal trial of a first-in-class LRRK2 kinase inhibitor is a long-awaited test of a target that could provide a path to disease-modifying therapies for Parkinson disease. Biogen and Denali’s pivotal trial of a first-in-class LRRK2 kinase inhibitor is a long-awaited test of a target that could provide a path to disease-modifying therapies for Parkinson disease.How studying what tickles our funny bone can help explain who we are.Between hours spent in the research lab, this senior is makes sure to further her passions for empowering first–generation, low–income students and studying feminist theory.
Lincoln Center CEO Henry Timms on New Models for Effective Leadership
On Nov. 29, tens of millions of people around the world donated their time and money to the causes and institutions that matter most to them. It was all part of an annual movement known as “Giving Tuesday,” which Henry Timms and his team launched a decade ago. Since then it has generated more than $13 billion for good causes in the U.S. alone. The phenomenon is part of what Timms calls “new power,” where smart ideas are circulated for anyone and everyone to interpret and build on – rather than being controlled by a centralized organization. It’s based on what one of Timms’ colleagues calls “un-branding,” where institutions don’t insist on putting their logos and terms of engagement all over everything they initiate. “The ‘old power’ world was: you participate in my mission on my terms, and I tell you what to do, and you do it or don’t,” says Timms. “The ‘new power’ world is: we get people to participate in our mission on their terms.”. For a group of nearly 20 promising high school students interested in pursuing futures in neuroscience and medical fields, the Auburn University Brain Camp, or AUBC, was an experience they won’t soon forget.
. SARS_CoV_2, the virus responsible for COVID-19 infects and replicates in astrocytes, reducing neural viability.In this interview, we speak to Dr. Steve Ramirez about his latest neuroscience research that investigated the power of our memories.The work-in-progress “Song of the Ambassadors” got a test run at Alice Tully Hall — with Lincoln Center’s artistic director lending her brain.
A new study by scientists with the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute’s NeuroChoice Initiative reveals that relapse may be linked to quite different brain circuits than addiction itself.New Study Enhances Understanding of How We See. How brain plasticity helps you in a bind.Recent scandals in Alzheimer’s research and problems with medications designed to help those with Alzheimer’s but failing to deliver sufficient results have researchers questioning the overwhelming focus on amyloid-beta in Alzheimer’s research.
New Harvard class on dog behavior
Students in the class examine a range of dog behaviors, how they evolved, and how they relate to human behavior.A UC San Diego study describes the short- and long-term neurological symptoms of SARS-CoV-2 infection, and identifies a new group of COVID-19 long-haulers with advanced motor and cognitive symptoms.Boston University researchers designed a metamaterial that can be worn in an MRI machine to increase the quality of brain scans.The 2022 Head of the Charles Regatta returns to DeWolfe Boathouse Friday, October 21. Boston University will launch in 20 races, facing off against world class rowers.The pioneering “soleus pushup” effectively elevates muscle metabolism for hours, even when sitting.Results suggest that monitoring brain metabolites could aid detection of mental fatigue, and potentially inform on how to adjust work agendas to avoid burnout.
An expert answers questions that parents may have about how children learn to read and how to identify when a child is struggling.A brain-zapping “memory prosthesis” funded by DARPA improved trial participants’ ability to retain new information by more than 50%.The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) today announced the election of 90 regular members and 10 international members during its annual meeting. Election to the Academy is considered one of. . The inexactitude of psychiatry can be frustrating. Enter fMRI.
Most of what we know about how COVID can affect the brain has come from studies of severe infection. In people with severe COVID, inflammatory cells from outside the brain can enter brain tissue and spread inflammation. There may be changes to blood vessels. Brain cells can even have changes similar. For Medical News Today’s In Conversation podcast for May, we delve into research on the future of mental health, with a focus on psychedelics and ketamine as possible treatment avenues for anxiety and depression.Carolyn “Lindy” McBride, an assistant professor of ecology and evolutionary biology and neuroscience at Princeton, led research that sought the answer. “We sort of dove into the brain of the mosquito and asked, ‘What can you smell? What lights up your brain?’ “. Using laboratory models, scientists discovered that ingesting FDA-approved levels of saccharin, ACE-K, and stevia early in life may result in many changes to the body, including brain areas linked to memory and reward-motivated behavior. Early-life high-sugar diets have been linked to impaired br. Want to stay engaged as you get older? Volunteer to do community service. Learn a new hobby. Exercise. Learn about the benefits of these and other activities.