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Dec 8 2021 | The New York Times
Scientists who injected idle mice with blood from athletic mice found improvements in learning and memory. The findings could have implications for Alzheimer’s research and beyond.
Dec 8 2021 | Scientific American
The drumbeat of exercise’s brain benefits may sound familiar. Most of us know that getting our move on can mean a boost to mental and neurological health. But what if, through understanding these biochemical processes, we could get all of that brain gain without going through the exercise pain?...
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.