An international collaboration led by Michael Greicius, MD, professor of neurology at Stanford Medicine, has found a rare mutation that protects against Alzheimer’s in individuals who are genetically predisposed to the disease.
New work from Wu Tsai Neuro affiliate Liqun Luo and his lab uses a novel proteomics technique developed through the Neuro-omics initiative to understand how a limited number of genes can specify trillions of unique connections.
Single-cell imaging across the brain’s visual cortex let Wu Tsai Neuro researchers track sensory processing from perception to action, resulting in new insights about the structure of neuronal signaling and new inspiration for computer vision.
The Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute is pleased to welcome Nicholas Wall, PhD, as the new director of the Gene Vector and Virus Core (GVVC), which supports the Stanford neuroscience community through production of powerful viral genetic engineering tools.
Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute interdisciplinary postdoctoral scholars Tal Iram and Miguel Garcia have been working to fill in gaps in neuroscience’s understanding of the development, function, and disease-impact of the brain's long-overlooked oligodendrocytes, which produce nerve-wrapping myelin.
For some people, mental health hygiene means dedicating a few minutes of their morning routine to meditation, stretching or walking -- but Tong says just about any activity can qualify, as long as you are paying attention to what you are doing while you perform the task.