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May 6 2022 | Stanford Medicine
Around age 13, kids’ brains shift from focusing on their mothers’ voices to favor new voices, part of the biological signal driving teens to separate from their parents, a Stanford Medicine study has found.
May 6 2022 | Stanford Medicine
Researchers at the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute’s NeuroChoice Initiative examine fundamental questions underlying addiction from numerous points of view, bridging molecules and neural circuits with individuals and even policy.
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) plays a central role in the quest to understand the brain, but researchers not experienced with the technique may find the technology and its physics intimidating. The Neuroscience Preclinical Imaging Laboratory (NPIL) at the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute aims to...
May 3 2022 | Scope Blog
Michael Clarke and Felicia Reinitz are discovering surprising roles for stem cells in Alzheimer's, cancer and other diseases.
May 3 2022 | HAI
“The beauty of what we’re doing at these interdisciplinary AI intersections is that we’re really building things that haven’t existed before,” says the Shriram Faculty Fellow.
May 2 2022 | Wu Tsai Neuro
Wu Tsai Neuro interdisciplinary postdoctoral scholar Boxuan Zhao tells us about designing new tools to create a 'blueprint' for the brain and and the surprising common ground between his passions for chemical biology, triathlon and scuba diving.
May 2 2022 | Stanford Medicine
A brain mechanism needed for learning explains why epileptic seizures become more frequent, but a finding in rodents offers hope for treatment, according to a new study.
Ten images have been selected as winners of the inaugural Andrew Olson Scientific Image Awards, presented by the Neuroscience Microscopy Service (NMS) and sponsored by the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute and Carl Zeiss.
Apr 29 2022 | Stanford Report
Wu Tsai Neuro affiliate James Gross is among the Stanford faculty joining one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious honorary learned societies.
Apr 28 2022 | Stanford Engineering
“Minimizing energy expenditure has evolutionary advantages,” said one of the researchers. “It allows us to move farther on fewer calories.”