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May 13 2022
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.
May 11 2022 | Scope Blog
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.
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.
May 3 2022
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 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.
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.