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May 13 2022
Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute interdisciplinary postdoctoral scholars Tal Iram and Miguel Garcia have been working to fill in gaps in neuroscience’s understanding of the development, function, and disease-impact of the brain's long-overlooked oligodendrocytes, which produce nerve-wrapping myelin.
May 6 2022 | Stanford Medicine
Researchers at the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute’s NeuroChoice Initiative examine fundamental questions underlying addiction from numerous points of view, bridging molecules and neural circuits with individuals and even policy.
May 6 2022 | Stanford Medicine
Around age 13, kids’ brains shift from focusing on their mothers’ voices to favor new voices, part of the biological signal driving teens to separate from their parents, a Stanford Medicine study has found.
May 3 2022
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) plays a central role in the quest to understand the brain, but researchers not experienced with the technique may find the technology and its physics intimidating. The Neuroscience Preclinical Imaging Laboratory (NPIL) at the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute aims to...
May 2 2022
Wu Tsai Neuro interdisciplinary postdoctoral scholar Boxuan Zhao tells us about designing new tools to create a 'blueprint' for the brain and and the surprising common ground between his passions for chemical biology, triathlon and scuba diving.
May 2 2022 | Stanford Medicine
A brain mechanism needed for learning explains why epileptic seizures become more frequent, but a finding in rodents offers hope for treatment, according to a new study.
Apr 29 2022
Ten images have been selected as winners of the inaugural Andrew Olson Scientific Image Awards, presented by the Neuroscience Microscopy Service (NMS) and sponsored by the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute and Carl Zeiss.
Apr 29 2022 | Stanford Report
Wu Tsai Neuro affiliate James Gross is among the Stanford faculty joining one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious honorary learned societies.
Apr 27 2022 | Stanford News
A new initiative on brain resilience will study the causes of cognitive decline—what may be done to prevent, delay, or reverse the decline—and what goes right for those who keep their cognitive abilities intact.
Apr 21 2022 | Stanford Magazine
Neurologist Michelle Monje harnesses passion and purpose as she works to cure a devastating childhood cancer.