Disorders

Improved Social Interaction and Cognition in Mouse Models of Autism Spectrum Disorder

October 26, 2017
Research Findings
Studies in mice show promise for human treatment of 16p11.2 deletion syndrome

Cellular reprograming implicated in model of Alzheimer's disease

October 17, 2017
Research Findings
Neuroscientists identify genetic changes in microglia in a mouse model of neurodegeneration and Alzheimer's disease.

Kay Tye receives NIH Pioneer Award

October 5, 2017
Awards
The award will be used to map the neural circuitry of social interactions and develop a mathematical model for complex group behaviors.

Kay Tye improvises to understand our inner lives

October 4, 2017
Recognition
Tweaking neurons in lab animals could help reveal what makes us individuals

Blocking a key enzyme may reverse memory loss

August 8, 2017
Research Findings
MIT study suggests a new approach to developing treatments for Alzheimer’s disease.

Brain circuit enables split-second decisions when cues conflict

April 24, 2017
Research Findings
New findings shed light on how we quickly assess risks and rewards before acting.

Scientists identify brain circuit that drives pleasure-inducing behavior

March 22, 2017
Research Findings
Surprisingly, the neurons are located in a brain region thought to be linked with fear.

Unique visual stimulation may be new treatment for Alzheimer’s

December 7, 2016
Research Findings
Noninvasive technique reduces beta amyloid plaques in mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease.

Li-Huei Tsai receives Society for Neuroscience Mika Salpeter Lifetime Achievement Award

December 2, 2016
Awards
Picower Institute director awarded for her research on brain development, neurological disorders, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Kay Tye Receives the Society for Neuroscience Young Investigator Award

November 15, 2016
Awards
Picower Neuroscientist recognized for her work on emotional circuitry of the brain.

Creating therapies for Alzheimer's disease by targeting neural circuits

November 9, 2016
Research Findings
Study finds a complex series of molecular, cellular, circuit and network-level changes contribute to the progression of Alzheimer's.

Kay Tye receives Freedman Prize for Exceptional Basic Research

August 3, 2016
Awards
Neuroscientist recognized by the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation for project on neural circuits for anxiety control.