Biomarker Test for Bipolar and Depression Disorders

April 13, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Mood disorders and BDNF
“Australian scientists have developed and validated a world-first test that is claimed to accurately measure levels of [MORE]

Regenerating Motor Neurons

March 23, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Designer protein helps paralyzed mice walk again
“In a new study, German scientists have restored the ability to walk in mice [MORE]

Deep Learning (DL) vs. Standard Machine Learning (SML) in Psychiatric Imaging

March 23, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Machine learning vs. deep learning
From researchers at Georgia State University: “We conduct[ed] a large-scale systematic comparison profiled in multiple classification [MORE]

tRNA Role in Stroke Cases

March 16, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Transfer RNA has a crucial role in regulating immune response related to stroke.  Researchers at Goethe University in Frankfurt conclude:  [MORE]

The Gene Expression of Empathy

February 23, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

“Many studies have confirmed that oxytocin affects empathy, but the epigenetic background of oxytocin in maternal empathy has not yet [MORE]

Genetic Screening of Organoids

January 19, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

CRISPR-LIGHT tool for genetic screening tool for organoids
CRIPSR-Lineage Tracing at Cellular resolution in Heterogeneous Tissue (CRISPR-LICHT) is the term researchers [MORE]

Stranger than Fiction–Brain Organoids that “Think”

January 12, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Human brain organoids
A neuroscience lab at University of California-San Diego “. . . has connected organoids to walking robots, modified [MORE]

Flow Monitor for Hydrocephalus Shunts

January 5, 2021 | | Posted in Newsletter

Flow sense hydrocephalus monitor
Rhaeos (Evanston, IL), a spinout from Northwestern University, specializes in addressing hydrocephalus, and this piece describes its [MORE]

Micro-Electrode Chip for Determining Nerve Transmission

December 1, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Dual-mode microelectrode array (DM-MEA) system
From bioengineers in Basel and Zurich, Switzerland: “We report on a dual-mode high-density microelectrode array, which [MORE]

Newly Discovered Taste Cell

October 6, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

New type of tastebud
Researchers at the University of Buffalo report this: “Currently, it is thought that taste cells are primarily [MORE]

 Mr. RFS’s Brain

September 22, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Visual agnosia in patient RFS
You may remember Oliver Sacks’ 1985 book “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat,” [MORE]

A BBB Chip

September 8, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

YongTae Kim with Blood brain barrier chip
Bioengineers at Georgia Tech have created a microfluidic chip representing the human blood-brain-barrier.  Accordingly, [MORE]

Magnetically Powered Bioelectronic Implants

August 25, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

Magnetoelectric film on top of rice
From Rice University neuroengineers: “The neural stimulator draws its power from magnetic energy and is [MORE]

Whole Head Magnetoencephalography

August 11, 2020 | | Posted in Newsletter

MEG helmet
For neuroimaging, engineers at the University of Nottingham have designed a helmet with sensors that combine optically-pumped magnetometers (OPMs), [MORE]