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Nov 2 2022 | Wu Tsai Neuro
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
Oct 29 2022 | Scope Blog
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.
Oct 27 2022 | Stanford Magazine
A Stanford sleep medicine doctor insists that anyone can learn how to wake up earlier—and feel good about it.
Oct 24 2022 | Wu Tsai Neuro
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.
Oct 21 2022 | Stanford Engineering
In the book, which is aimed at the general public, Deisseroth weaves together the threads of genetics, neuroscience, and mental health and draws heavily on his career and personal history.
Oct 18 2022 | Wu Tsai Neuro
NeuroOmics technology lets researchers label and capture cell-surface proteins in intact, live tissue — opening opportunities to understand complex cellular interactions and future drug targets.
Oct 18 2022 | Wu Tsai Neuro
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.
Oct 17 2022 | Stanford Medicine
Congrats to Wu Tsai Neuro affiliates Kari Nadeau, Anthony Oro and Krishna Shenoy.
Oct 13 2022 | Scope Blog
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. 
Oct 12 2022 | Stanford Medicine
Lab-grown clusters of human brain cells integrate so well into young rats’ brains they enable researchers to study neurodevelopmental disorders’ molecular and circuit underpinnings.