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Oct 2 2023 | Wu Tsai Neuro
The Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute is pleased to welcome our newest graduate student fellows in the neurosciences — including trainees entering the NeuroTech Training Program and Mind, Brain, Computation and Technology (MBCT) Student Membership Program.
Sep 18 2023 | Wu Tsai Neuro
Stanford undergraduates and local community college students presented their summer research projects in Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute labs at a poster session last month.
Pathologist Siddhartha Jaiswal discovers a surprising twist to our biology: age-related mutations that increase the risk of blood disease also protect against brain disease.
Aug 23 2023 | Stanford Medicine
Our brains remember how to formulate words even if the muscles responsible for saying them out loud are incapacitated. A brain-computer hookup is making the dream of restoring speech a reality in a Stanford Medicine study, which includes Wu Tsai Neuro affiliates.
Aug 17 2023 | Stanford Medicine
A study in mice finds that white matter — the tissue that transmits messages around the brain — shows the greatest changes as the animals age.
Aug 11 2023 | Stanford Medicine
Wu Tsai Neuro interdisciplinary scholar Renzhi Yang and colleagues in the lab of institute affiliate Nirao Shah have found that a particular neuronal circuit in male mice is responsible for sexual arousal and for the actions and pleasure that ensue.
Aug 7 2023 | Wu Tsai Neuro
Wu Tsai Neuro affiliate Bo Wang’s team expanded mouse brain tissue to improve the resolution of spatial transcriptomics techniques. Their method — called Ex-ST — greatly improves the ability to map brain circuits by cell type.
The new tool, which was pioneered by Anqi Zhang, now a Stanford postdoc with Karl Deisseroth and Zhenan Bao, could make it possible to study and treat the brain without causing tissue damage.
Aug 1 2023 | Wu Tsai Neuro
Researchers with Stanford’s Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute aim to improve gut motility and health outcomes for preterm babies through foundational research on the nervous system of the gut, called the enteric nervous system (ENS).
Jul 12 2023 | Wu Tsai Neuro
Erin Kunz, third year PhD student in Electrical Engineering, started her career developing autonomous vehicles at General Motors (GM) — but now she uses her software engineering and machine learning skills in the Neural Prosthetics Translational Laboratory at Stanford, led by faculty members Jamie...