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]

Serotonin-Releasing Neurons Cultured from Skin Cells

January 12, 2016 | | Posted in Newsletter

Serotonin Releasing Neurons
It would be useful, indeed, to have serotonin-producing cells in tissue culture to test drugs developed to treat [MORE]

Transforming Blood Cells into Neurons

August 11, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Neuron in Tissue Culture
According to this piece, neuroscientists at McMaster University (Hamilton, Ont.) assert: “We can actually take a patient’s [MORE]

Oncogene Protein Stimulates Optic Nerve Regeneration

July 7, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Optic Nerve
The rogue gallery of degenerative nerve diseases includes such afflictions as amyotropic lateral sclerosis, Alzheimer’s, deprivation of sight and [MORE]

Stem Cells in Hydrogel Heal Neurons

July 7, 2015 | | Posted in Newsletter

Engineering Neural Tissue from Stem Cells
Much of the news about stem cells has been in the means of producing them [MORE]