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Oct 27 2021 | MIT Technology Review
In a 12-by-20-foot room at a skilled-nursing facility in Menlo Park, California, researchers are testing the next evolution of the computer interface inside the soft matter of Dennis DeGray’s motor cortex. DeGray is paralyzed from the neck down. He was hurt in a freak fall in his yard while taking...
Oct 26 2021 | Spectrum News
Activating serotonin receptors in the medial septum, a region along the brain’s midline, reverses social-memory deficits in a mouse model of autism, according to new research by the group of Robert Malenka at Wu Tsai Neuro. The results reveal a new mechanism by which serotonin shapes social...
Oct 8 2021 | The New York Times
Dr. David Spiegel and colleagues showed decades ago that women whose depression was easing lived longer than those whose depression was getting worse. His research and other studies have clearly shown that “the brain is intimately connected to the body and the body to the brain,” Dr. Spiegel said...
Sep 30 2021 | Scientific American
LSD and psilocybin increasingly show promise as mental health treatments. Now universities and companies are exploring their use in pain management
Sep 29 2021 | Nature Outlook
3D models of biological tissue that incorporate multiple cell types are the latest tools for understanding human development and disease.
Sep 28 2021 | Popular Science
Studies by Wu Tsai Neuro affiliates Tony Wyss-Coray, Thomas Rando and others over the past 15 years have found that young blood can reinvigorate aging mice. Now, scientists are trying to crack the code—or codes—swimming through our veins.
Aug 30 2021 | CNN
How long older adults sleep could affect their brain health, according to new research by Elizabeth Mormino's lab at Stanford Neurology.
Aug 25 2021 | NPR
Psychiatrist Anna Lembke speaks to Fresh Air's Terry Gross about her new book, Dopamine Nation, which explores the interconnection of pleasure and pain in the brain and helps explain addictive behaviors — not just to drugs and alcohol, but also to food, sex and smart phones.
Aug 24 2021 | Quanta Magazine
When neuroscientist Russell Poldrack of Stanford University used machine learning to sort a massive database of behavioral data, the categories that emerged did not seem to correspond to recognizable mental classifications, such as learning or memory.
Aug 5 2021 | Wired
Robert Sapolsky, comments on a study that found rats categorize other rats into “us” and “them.”