Electronic chip can perform intracellular recording from thousands of connected neurons simultaneously

Researchers from Harvard University have developed an electronic chip that can perform high-sensitivity intracellular recording from thousands of connected neurons simultaneously, allowing them to identify hundreds of synaptic connections.

Harvard Gazette | Sept. 24, 2019 | harvard
~5 mins   

Tags: science-technology brain-cells electrophysiological-screening harvard-seas john-a-paulson-school-of-engineering-and-applied-sciences neuronal-networks parkinsons-disease rat-neuronal-network

A new paper examines how neuron-like implants could treat brain disorders

A new paper explores why neuron-like implants could offer a better way to treat brain disorders, control prosthetics, or even enhance cognitive abilities.

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy | Sept. 20, 2019 | harvard
~6 mins   

Tags: science-technology alzheimers-disease brain charles-lieber chemistry deep-brain-stimulation learning memory mind nanotechnology nature-biotechnology neurological-disease neuroscience neurosurgery parkinsons-disease psychiatric-disorders

Harvard researcher finds canine brains vary based on breed

Erin Hecht, who joined the faculty in January, has published her first paper on our canine comrades in the Journal of Neuroscience, finding that different breeds have different brain organizations owing to human cultivation of specific traits.

Jill Radsken | Sept. 3, 2019 | harvard
~7 mins   

Tags: science-technology brains breeds dogs erin-hecht fas human-evolutionary-biology jill-radsken neuroscience science

Harvard study: Artificial neural networks could be used to provide insight into biological systems

Martin Haesemeyer set out to build an artificial neural network that worked differently than fish’s brains, but what he got was a system that almost perfectly mimicked the zebrafish — and that could be a powerful tool for understanding biology.

Peter Reuell | Aug. 27, 2019 | harvard
~6 mins   

Tags: science-technology artificial-neural-network biological-neural-network biology deep-learning faculty-of-arts-and-sciences fas haesemeyer harvard heat heat-gradient learning-algorithm martin-haesemeyer neural-network neuron peter-reuell reuell whole-brain-imaging zebrafish

Harvard researchers present nanowire devices update

A new technique speeds creation of nanowire devices, boosting research into what’s happening inside cells.

Caitlin McDermott-Murphy | July 2, 2019 | harvard
~7 mins   

Tags: science-technology anqi-zhang artificial-intelligence brain charles-m-lieber chemistry medical-technology nanotechnology nature-nanotechnology

Wyss Institute develops technology to better study blood-brain barrier

Wyss Institute scientists have developed chip technology that mimics the blood-brain barrier in humans. The new models will help researchers study drugs to treat cancer, neurodegeneration, and other diseases of the central nervous system.

Benjamin Boettner | June 21, 2019 | harvard
~11 mins   

Tags: science-technology organs-on-chips blood-brain-barrier donald-ingber eric-shusta james-gorman nur-mustafaoglu organ-chips tae-eun-park wyss-institute

New 3D mini brain models accelerate neuroscience research

Research led by scientists at Harvard and the Broad Institute has optimized the process of making human brain “organoids” — miniature 3D organ models — so they consistently follow growth patterns observed in the developing human brain.

Harvard Gazette | June 5, 2019 | harvard
~8 mins   

Tags: science-technology aviv-regev basic-research brain broad-insitute crispr doug-melton neuroscience organoids paola-arlotta reproducibility silvia-velasco single-cell-sequencing steven-hyman yoshiki-sasai

Broad Institute researchers develop 3D mini brain models

Research led by scientists at Harvard and the Broad Institute has optimized the process of making human brain “organoids” — miniature 3D organ models — so they consistently follow growth patterns observed in the developing human brain.

Harvard Gazette | June 5, 2019 | harvard
~8 mins   

Tags: science-technology aviv-regev basic-research brain crispr doug-melton neuroscience organic paola-arlotta reproducibility silvia-velasco single-cell-sequencing steven-hyman yoshiki-sasai



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