Scientists Control Monkey Behavior with Light for the First Time
Researchers at Harvard and MIT attempted a modest experiment: To change the dynamics of a monkey’s eye movements by inserting and activating the light-sensitive protein in cells in a part of the brain known to be involved with eye movements.
Which Is Bigger: A Human Brain or the Universe?
NPR science writer Robert Krulwich ponders the infinity of the human brain.
Fixing the Way We Fix the Brain
The Harvard Gazette reports on the new Massachusetts Neuroscience Consortium, a $1.75 million partnership intended to fundamentally shift approaches to neurological disease research.
Northwestern Study: One Drug Might Fight Alzheimer’s, Other Brain Conditions
A new class of drug shows promise it might one day offer a new form of treatment for Alzheimer’s disease, as well as helping fight multiple sclerosis and traumatic brain injury.
Ecstasy May Cause Memory Problems
University of Cologne scientists say light use of the club drug Ecstasy may cause subtle memory deficits.