Tag: optogenetics

October 2019
Group of images of neurons glow green
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New technique records neuronal teamwork in live mice

by  /  23 October 2019

A new imaging technique detects specific groups of firing neurons in the brains of moving mice, enabling scientists to study brain activity linked to a particular behavior.

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Neurons in a fish glow green.
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Erasable sensor of brain activity could reveal roots of social behavior

by  /  23 October 2019

Researchers unveiled a reversible new technique for labeling active neurons in freely moving animals.

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two neurons on yellow and orange background
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Brain’s sensory relay station may play unexpected role in autism

by  /  22 October 2019

Neurons in a brain region called the thalamus may regulate social behavior and play a key role in autism.

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Wireless device showers mouse brains with drugs, light

by  /  4 October 2019

A novel implant that delivers complex combinations of drugs and light to mouse brains may uncover the pathways that underlie repetitive behaviors in autistic people.

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Nobel predictions: Autism research may win big this year

by  /  4 October 2019

Forecasts for this year’s Nobel Prizes include several researchers whose work is relevant to autism.

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January 2019
Optogenetic mice activity
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Study recasts cerebellum as key player in social reward

by  /  17 January 2019

The cerebellum, a brain region primarily associated with movement, may mediate the pleasure that comes from socializing.

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August 2018
Neurons glow green in a mouse brain.
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New tool triggers gene expression in select neurons in rodents

by  /  31 August 2018

Injecting a virus toting snippets of RNA into the rodent brain enables researchers to express genes in specific neuron types.

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May 2018
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Organoid assortment; transgenerational effect; baby translator and more

by  /  25 May 2018

Researchers can enjoy a complete collection of organoid-related publications, transgenerational effects on the brain are tied to a powerful estrogen, and an app that translates infant cries might aid autism research.

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April 2018
Two mice against black background
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Altered brain waves may underlie social problems in autism mice

by  /  16 April 2018

Boosting the activity of a class of neurons that dampen brain signals eases social problems in a mouse model of autism.

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A silicon nanowire touches the membrane of a rat neuron.
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Silicon nanowires stimulate neurons with light

by  /  6 April 2018

Microscopic silicon wires could enable scientists to excite neurons with light without first inserting genes into them.

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