Neuroscientist Robert Malenka and his team have identified a molecular link between opioid withdrawal and social aversion in the brains of mice — suggesting the potential to help people in recovery from opioid addiction reconnect with their social support networks
Easy access and speedy reward are two of them. Just as the hypodermic needle is the delivery mechanism for drugs like heroin, the smartphone is the modern-day hypodermic needle, delivering digital dopamine for a wired generation.
The Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute is pleased to welcome our newest graduate student fellows in the neurosciences — including Stanford Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellows, and trainees entering the NeuroTech Training Program and Mind, Brain, Computation and Technology Student Membership Program.
A collaborative research project across the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute labs and both sides of the Atlantic has discovered a mechanism for keeping neuron’s specialized axons and dendrites separate.
What if a patient's brain tumor could be treated painlessly, without anesthesia, in the comfort of their home? Researchers at Stanford Medicine have developed, and tested in mice, a small wireless device that one day could do just that.