Breaking Research News, August 30 2017
List Aug 30, 2017
In two separate papers published in Neuron today, scientists from Prof. Simon Schultz’s group at Imperial College, London, UK and Prof. Ed Boyden’s group at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, have designed automated robotic approaches to investigate the electrical activity of single neurons in vivo. Read the Schultz group paper summary here.
Link to Schultz group paper: Annechino et al. 2017
Link to Boyden group paper: Suk et al. 2017
Research from Peter Rudebeke’s lab at the Icahn School of Medicine has distinguished which areas of the brain encode the value of a reward and the predictability of getting the reward when making a decision. Elegant study using peanuts and M&Ms to distinguish the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) as vital for encoding desirability of a reward and the ventrolateral prefrontal cortex (VLPFC) as necessary for encoding the availability of a reward. Read the research summary here
Link to research paper: Rudebeck et al. 2017
2019 has been an important year for neuroscience research. In this list, we look at 10 of the most important stories in neuroscience from the last year, touching on brain implants, adult neurogenesis and promising therapies for neurological conditions. Here's to another huge new year (and decade) in 2020!
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