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Neuroscientists Propose a Revolutionary DNA-Based Approach to Map Wiring of the Whole Brain
The team, led by Professor Anthony Zador, Ph.D., of Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, aims to provide a comprehensive account of neural connectivity. (10/22/2012)

Study Identifies Natural Process Activating Brain’s Immune Cells that Could Point Way to Repairing Damaged Brain
The brain’s key “breeder” cells, it turns out, do more than that. They secrete substances that boost the numbers and strength of critical brain-based immune cells believed to play a vital role in brain health. (10/21/2012)

Max Planck Scientists Aim to Analyse a Whole Mouse Brain Under the Electron Microscope
Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Medical Research in Heidelberg, Germany have taken a crucial step towards obtaining a complete circuit diagram of the brain of the mouse. (10/22/2012)

Brainwave Training Boosts Network for Cognitive Control
A study conducted in Canada has found that training of the well-known brainwave in humans, the alpha rhythm, enhances a brain network responsible for cognitive control. (10/24/2012)

New Company Hopes to Make Neuroscience a Little Less Intimidating and a Lot More Accessible
Gage hopes to show students that neuroscience can be fun and, in the process, inspire the next generation of neuroscientists. (10/19/2012)