Two mouse brains are shown side by side with white dots marking amyloid protein
March 14, 2019
Brain wave stimulation may improve Alzheimer’s symptoms
Confocal microscopy image of the locus coeruleus region of the mouse brain displaying noradrenergic neurons in red and GABAergic neurons in cyan. A noradrenergic neuron recorded in the study is highlighted in white
January 14, 2019
Study finds the circuits that may help you keep your cool
Three-dimensional rendering of a sequence of 450 lateral three-photon images acquired with 2-μm increment from the visual cortex (layer 1 on the left to the subplate on the right). Green color represents GCaMP6s signal, and magenta color represents label free THG signal generated in the blood vessels and myelin fibers in the white matter.
January 11, 2019
Scope advance reveals first look through all cortical layers of awake brain
In this data visualization, each horizontal line is a patient. Those with bipolar disorder were more likely to be on the lower end of the CPG2 protein expression scale, and more likely to have gene variants that reduced expression
January 9, 2019
Study shows how specific gene variants may raise bipolar disorder risk
Two nematode worms, glowing light blue, swim over a black background
December 20, 2018
Gut-brain connection signals worms to alter behavior while eating

Alana gift to MIT launches Down syndrome research center, technology program for disabilities

March 20, 2019
New Research Center
Foundation’s $28.6 million gift will fund science, innovation, education to advance understanding, ability, inclusion.

Brain wave stimulation may improve Alzheimer’s symptoms

March 14, 2019
Research findings
Noninvasive treatment can improve Alzheimer’s symptoms such as memory loss and amyloid plaque buildup in mice.

Blending big data and benchtop biology, Tsai and Kellis labs tackle brain diseases

February 21, 2019
News Feature
With new grants, collaboration will take on new questions of dementia

New faculty member studies immune system effect on the brain

February 20, 2019
Picower People
Gloria Choi's research has connected maternal infection with neurodevelopmental disorders

NSF ‘CAREER’ award helps fund Flavell lab study of behavioral states

February 12, 2019
Picower People
Research will probe how states like sleep emerge and are sustained

Nedivi named to new professorship

February 7, 2019
Picower People
Elly Nedivi is the inaugural William R. (1964) & Linda R. Young Professor of Neuroscience

Tsai earns Hans Wigzell Research Foundation Science Prize

January 23, 2019
Picower People
Award recognizes Alzheimer's disease research

Study finds the circuits that may help you keep your cool

January 14, 2019
Research findings
Prefrontal cortex may be able to regulate arousal in locus coreuleus

Scope advance reveals first look through all cortical layers of awake brain

January 11, 2019
Research findings
Refinement of three-photon microscopy allows unprecendented neuroscience

Study shows how specific gene variants may raise bipolar disorder risk

January 9, 2019
Research findings
Findings could help inform new therapies, improve diagnosis

Chung leads collaboration to make the best brain map yet

January 2, 2019
News Feature
Project will reveal the entire human brain, down to subcellular features

Gut-brain connection signals worms to alter behavior while eating

December 20, 2018
Research findings
Study may lead to a better understanding of the digestive tract’s nervous system