neuroscience

New patterns of brain development discovered

Neuroscientists had thought parts of the brain associated with reading and face recognition shrunk as children grow. In fact, they may be growing electrical insulation that makes their brains more efficient.

Bringing neuroscience to bear on addiction policy

Keith Humphreys founded the Stanford Network on Addiction Policy to help bring more science to debates over drug policy. He talked to Stanford News about why he started SNAP and how it works.

What it’s like to be a neuroscientist

Neuroscientist Miriam Goodman and four members of her lab talk about their paths to neuroscience, the kind of failure that is essential to science, and the hopes and joys that keep them coming back for more.

In search of flatworms’ regenerative powers

No one knows exactly how flatworms can rebuild their entire bodies from the tiniest sliver. Now, bioengineers and materials scientists are building new tools to study the worms’ awesome regenerative powers.

A smartphone app to treat and track autism

Stanford bioinformatics researchers are working on a smartphone app that could help diagnose autism in minutes – and provide ongoing therapy as well, all with fewer visits to specialized clinics.