April 14, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Wiring diagram of fruit fly
“Connectomics is the process of attempting to create a three-dimensional map of every neuron in a [MORE]

A “Channelpedia” of Potassium Ion Channels

December 3, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Ion channel data base
Researchers in the “Blue Brain Project” at EPFL (Lausanne, Switzerland) have created a rough draft map of [MORE]

How Peripheral Nerves Regenerate

September 24, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Repair of neurons
Injury to the nerves of the arms and leg—i.e. the peripheral nervous system—regenerate in a complicated process of [MORE]

Cell Lifespan within Organs

September 24, 2019 | | Posted in Newsletter

Isotope imaging of aging Pancreatic cells
“Age mosaicism” is the term researchers at the Salk Institute use describe their findings about [MORE]

Quick and Cheap, Brain-in-a-Dish

November 6, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

UCSD Slice of human brain organoid
In addition to animal models and single cells, drug researchers have organoids derived from reprogrammed [MORE]

Automated Definition of Nerve Anatomy

October 16, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Complete neuron cell
According to neuroscientists at the Max Planck Florida Institute, “Synaptic plasticity, the cellular basis for learning and memory, [MORE]

How to Make Organoids

October 2, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

How to make a brain organoid
Betty Crocker couldn’t have been clearer: “To grow brain organoids, researchers have traditionally cultured human [MORE]

Functional Neurons from T-cells without Induced Pluripotency

August 7, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Neurons from human immune cells
From Stanford University comes this news: “This new study demonstrates a breakthrough technique that can produce as [MORE]

How to Connect Neurons

August 7, 2018 | | Posted in Newsletter

Microplates create neural networks
In order to create brain-on-a-chip devices, neuroengineers have to be able to connect neuron to neuron into [MORE]

RNA Sequencing with a Microfluidics Device

October 17, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Single Cell RNA Sequencing
In order to map a brain, investigators have to show different cells types, and differences in each [MORE]

Multiregional Brain-on-a-Chip

February 21, 2017 | | Posted in Newsletter

Brain on a Chip
A bioengineering group at Harvard has built a brain-on-a-chip that models the neural connectome. This microfluidics device [MORE]

Growing Brain Cells in a Bioreactor

August 2, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Organ on Chip
A tiny cell culturing device called a “micro sieve electrode array” allows neurons to grow in three dimensions [MORE]

An Optogenetics Microscope for Seeing and Influencing Behavior

May 10, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Quoting directly, “For the first time, researchers have developed a microscope capable of observing — and manipulating — neural activity [MORE]

“Welding Neurons”

March 8, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Reconnecting severed nerves is no small matter. But electrical engineers at the University of Alberta have demonstrated a method for [MORE]