A thicket of blue vine like dendrites accented in red sprawls across a black background
October 18, 2021
Symposium spotlights crucial roles of dendrites
A blue and green hued illustration shows a brain drawn with white lines and a double helix extending to the right from its back. Ones and zeroes float through the image.
October 5, 2021
NIH award funds innovative investigation of neurodegenerative motor diseases
On a green background a white bottle of pills is overturned. Small round white pills have spilled out.
September 29, 2021
Study shows fragile X treatment can incur resistance, suggests ways around it
Within a head seen in profile view is a tangle of colorful circuit wires.
September 20, 2021
'What Were you Thinking?'
A closeup of an eye overlaid with white dots connected by thin lines and an image over the pupil of a brain
September 8, 2021
Behind the scenes, brain circuit ensures vision remains reliable

Bear earns amblyopia research award

June 28, 2021
Picower People
RPB Walt and Lilly Disney Award will support efforts to develop new therapeutic approach

As novel sights become familiar, different brain rhythms, neurons take over

June 8, 2021
Research Findings
As ‘visual recognition memory’ emerges in visual cortex, one circuit of inhibitory neurons supplants another and slower neural oscillations prevail

Postdocs earn interdisciplinary Schmidt Science Fellowships

June 3, 2021
Picower People
Selective global honor supports researchers in new scientific pursuits

Speakers describe systemic sources of, prescribe empathic responses to, early life stress

May 17, 2021
Recent Events
At symposium, science and stories converge on harms of early exposure to trauma, racism but also restorative power of understanding, nurturing, and extending opportunity

Picower Institute faculty commit to reducing post-pandemic air travel

May 12, 2021
Picower People
Climate action aims to drive down estimated greenhouse gas emissions to no more than half of pre-pandemic levels

In ‘minibrains,’ hindering key enzyme by different amounts has opposite growth effects

May 10, 2021
Research Findings
Surprising findings can help improve organoid cultures, explain role of GSK3-beta in brain development

New algorithms show accuracy, reliability in gauging unconsciousness under general anesthesia

May 6, 2021
Research Findings
Machine learning software advances could help anesthesiologists optimize drug dose

Anesthesia doesn't simply turn off the brain, it changes its rhythms

April 27, 2021
Research Findings
Simultaneous measurement of neural rhythms and spikes across five brain areas in animals reveals how propofol induces unconsciousness

Li-Huei Tsai elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

April 22, 2021
Picower People
AAAS honors professor whose lab focuses on understanding Alzheimer's disease and developing innovative treatment strategies

Tiny brains grown in 3D-printed bioreactor

April 7, 2021
Research Findings
Small device contains wells to let small bits of tissue grow, develop, and be studied in real time

Mice naturally engage in physical distancing, study finds

March 31, 2021
Research Findings
MIT neuroscientists have identified a brain circuit that stops mice from mating with others that appear to be sick

Study of synapse strength focuses on ‘active zones’

March 16, 2021
New Research
With new NIH grant, team will learn how neurons build key sites that release neurotransmitters a lot, or a little, to drive nervous system communication