Category Archives: Neuroscience

A Brain Database

December 2018 saw the publication of the first of many articles to use the NIH’s PsychENCODE initiative, a database of gene regulation and variation from over 2000 human brain samples. The database has been used to identify genetic mechanisms of

A Brain Database

December 2018 saw the publication of the first of many articles to use the NIH’s PsychENCODE initiative, a database of gene regulation and variation from over 2000 human brain samples. The database has been used to identify genetic mechanisms of

Mobile head device able to detect stoke in patients

Cerebrotech of Pleasanton, CA developed the volumetric impedance phase-shift spectroscopy (VIPS) machine able to detect both occlusive and hemorrhagic strokes. This device is a mobile machine placed on the head to detect disturbances in flow and perfusion to the brain.

Mobile head device able to detect stoke in patients

Cerebrotech of Pleasanton, CA developed the volumetric impedance phase-shift spectroscopy (VIPS) machine able to detect both occlusive and hemorrhagic strokes. This device is a mobile machine placed on the head to detect disturbances in flow and perfusion to the brain.

Wireless brain-to-spine implant to aid in paraplegic physical therapy

The Switzerland’s Echle Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) is utilizing a wireless brain-to-spine implant in the hopes of restoring ambulation in paraplegic patients.  The implants are thought to send targeted stimulation of muscles in to improve weight resistance- assisted physical

Wireless brain-to-spine implant to aid in paraplegic physical therapy

The Switzerland’s Echle Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) is utilizing a wireless brain-to-spine implant in the hopes of restoring ambulation in paraplegic patients.  The implants are thought to send targeted stimulation of muscles in to improve weight resistance- assisted physical

Use of motion sensors to diagnose anxiety and depression in children

This article describes a study undertaken in partnership between the University of Vermont and the University of Michigan that used motion sensors to analyze the reactions of children to a mood induction task. This analysis was used to diagnose “internalizing

Use of motion sensors to diagnose anxiety and depression in children

This article describes a study undertaken in partnership between the University of Vermont and the University of Michigan that used motion sensors to analyze the reactions of children to a mood induction task. This analysis was used to diagnose “internalizing

Specific Neuronal Targeting with Optogenetics

This article, titled “Controlling neurons with light — but without wires or batteries”, focuses on a research team utilizing optogenetics to manipulate neurons. This team would load certain neurons with opsins, and then shine light onto desired region. Only the

Specific Neuronal Targeting with Optogenetics

This article, titled “Controlling neurons with light — but without wires or batteries”, focuses on a research team utilizing optogenetics to manipulate neurons. This team would load certain neurons with opsins, and then shine light onto desired region. Only the

Neuroprosthetic Implantable to Correct for Hemifacial Palsy

This article, titled “‘Bionic face’ experiments could lead to new treatment approach for facial paralysis”, focuses on a new study which placed neuroprosthetic devices into mice with hemifacial palsy. These devices would connect the functional hemifacial nerve to the non-functional

Neuroprosthetic Implantable to Correct for Hemifacial Palsy

This article, titled “‘Bionic face’ experiments could lead to new treatment approach for facial paralysis”, focuses on a new study which placed neuroprosthetic devices into mice with hemifacial palsy. These devices would connect the functional hemifacial nerve to the non-functional

New methodology for intra-operatively detecting brain gliomas

Researchers have developed a new surgical imaging method for intra-operative visualization of brain gliomas. They added the pro-drug 5-ALA to experimental models of brain tumors, which produces a glow that can be detected using a scanning fiber endoscope (SFE), which

New methodology for intra-operatively detecting brain gliomas

Researchers have developed a new surgical imaging method for intra-operative visualization of brain gliomas. They added the pro-drug 5-ALA to experimental models of brain tumors, which produces a glow that can be detected using a scanning fiber endoscope (SFE), which