Tag: brain mapping

June 2016
Opinion / Viewpoint

Analyses of gene activity may yield clues to roots of autism

by ,  /  28 June 2016

Network analyses of gene expression patterns may point to key molecular pathways that autism alters and suggest new ways of treating the condition.

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Week of JuneJun
13th
2016
News / Spotted

Probing parenting; connectome conference; women at the bench

by  /  17 June 2016

A grant extends a study on parenting children with fragile X syndrome, the Human Connectome Project progresses, and women scientists play the role of experimenter in published work.

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New ‘camera’ produces panoramic images of brain activity

by  /  15 June 2016

A program called ClearMap allows researchers to take a snapshot of neuronal activity across the entire brain of an adult mouse.

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May 2016
Opinion / Viewpoint

Targeting brain’s star-shaped cells may yield autism drugs

by ,  /  3 May 2016

Astrocytes modulate most — if not all — aspects of neuronal development. We need new techniques to study these star-shaped brain cells and their potential role in autism and other conditions.

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April 2016
Week of AprilApr
18th
2016
News / Spotted

Brain station; monkey business; duplication dilemma

by  /  22 April 2016

Researchers are proposing an ‘international brain station’ to share data between labs, China is becoming the destination for primate research, and 1 in 25 papers contains inappropriately copied images.

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New way to see through brains reveals minute cell structures

by  /  7 April 2016

A new chemical cocktail that renders brains transparent allows a powerful microscope to resolve minute details within the brain.

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Week of MarchMar
28th
2016
News / Spotted

New numbers; film flub; diversity deficiency

by  /  1 April 2016

Researchers get bold on autism screening, talking to reporters about science shouldn’t be scary, and parents are divided on gene-editing ethics.

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February 2016
News / Toolbox

Sequencing approach bares large variety of brain cell types

by  /  24 February 2016

Analyzing gene expression in a vision center of the mouse brain has revealed 49 different classes of cells.

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Precise program traces firing patterns in neural networks

by  /  17 February 2016

By tracking calcium’s movement, a new algorithm simultaneously delineates individual neurons’ shapes as well as their firing patterns.

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Multipurpose tool paints three-layer portraits of neurons

by  /  3 February 2016

A new tool allows researchers to simultaneously study the physical, genetic and electrical properties of individual neurons.

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