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Stimulant-use relapse linked to distinct nerve pathway

A study using brain imaging found that relapse may be linked to different brain circuits than addiction itself.

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The immune system and brain health

Katrin Andreasson, professor of neurology and neurological sciences, talks about the role the aging immune system plays in the development of age-related brain diseases.

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Secrets of brain health may be hidden in nerve cells’ insulation

Two interdisciplinary postdocs working at the heart of a burgeoning field discuss the overlooked cells that speed signaling between neurons by wrapping nerve fibers with myelin, and the surprising recent discovery about aging brains.

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Andrew Olson Scientific Image Awards winners

Judges considered scientific importance, technical prowess, and artistic merit when selecting the 10 winners of the inaugural Andrew Olson Scientific Image Awards.

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High-throughput brain mapping – a barcode for every synapse

Postdoc Boxuan Zhao explains his new tool to create a "blueprint" for the brain and the surprising common ground between his passions for chemical biology, triathlons, and scuba diving.

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Researchers control brain circuits from a distance using infrared light

Stanford neuroscientists have developed the first non-invasive technique for controlling targeted brain circuits in behaving animals from a distance.

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Awards advance life-changing technologies

The Neuroscience: Translate grant program funds researchers across the university whose projects include devices, medications and VR for the treatment of autism, depression, Parkinson’s disease and more.

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Alzheimer’s risk genes linked to brain vasculature by new genetic atlas

To understand what causes brain degeneration, neuroscientists are looking beyond the brain's neurons and synapses to explore the vast infrastructure that supports them.

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‘Mixed reality’ in medicine

From teaching the fine art of the spinal tap to gamifying at-home physical therapy for stroke survivors, creative uses of virtual and augmented reality technology in medicine were on display at an open-house held in December at the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute.

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Serotonin stabilizes social memories

Neuroscientists have discovered how the brain forms memories of new acquaintances, and that targeted drugs can strengthen or dampen these memories in mice.

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