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Sur Lab in the News, 2000-2013:
"How attention helps you remember: New study finds long-overlooked cells help the brain respond to visual stimuli." MITnews, September 27, 2012.

"Simple mathematical computations underlie brain circuits: Discovery of how some neurons inhibit others could shed light on autism, other neurological disorders." MITnews, August 9, 2012.

"The Inner Workings Of Autism," Chemical & Engineering News, March 5, 2012.

"Mriganka Sur Reveals the Mysteries of The Brain," Forbes India, February 24, 2012.

"New MIT center to fund autism research: Grants to focus on experimental ideas," Boston Globe, December 14, 2011.

"Two MIT scientists elected to the Institute of Medicine; Sur, Tsai among the 65 new members," MITnews, October 18, 2011.

"Picower: Development of the brainís visual cortex depends on experience with light," MIT media relations, September 7, 2011.

"Interneurons Are Not All Created Equally: Some Classes of Interneurons May Underlie Distinct Brain Disorders," Science Daily, September 28, 2010.

"Mriganka Sur: A New Look into the Brain," Forbes India, May 25, 2010.

"A change of mind: One protein appears to control neuronsí ability to react to new experiences, MIT scientists show.," MITNews, March 24, 2010.

"A possible treatment for Rett Syndrome," Rett Syndrome News, February 11, 2009.

"Scientists Spot Possible Treatment for Rett Syndrome," US News & World Report, February 10, 2009.

"Autism Consortium Members Publish in PNAS: Mechanism, Treatment for Rett Syndrome," BioCompare.com, February 10, 2009.

"A possible treatment for Rett syndrome: MIT study suggests molecule can reverse some symptoms," MIT News Office, February 9, 2009.

"Multiple Genes Implicated In Autism; Discovery Could Lead To Drugs Targeting Gene Interactions," MIT News Office, February 9, 2009.

"2 Genes Implicated in Autism," US News & World Report, February 9, 2009.

"Growth hormone could help reverse autism-like condition in girls," Telegraph.co.uk, February 9, 2009.

"New Thoughts on Autism; Research shows that outside stimuli can turn genes on and off in developing brains," MIT Technology Review, October/November, 2008.

"Picturing our thoughts, "Boston Globe, August 17, 2008.

"Brain scientists spot nature/nurture gene link," MIT News Office, July 15, 2008.

"Star-Shaped Brain Cells May Provide the Actual Food for Thought,", Discover Magazine, June 23, 2008.

"IIT alumnus unveils cells that make brain imaging possible,", Thaindian News, June 20, 2008.

"Mysterious Brain Cells Linked to Blood Flow; Scientists identify function of cells known as astrocytes,", Scientific American, June 20, 2008.

" Researchers determine which cells mediate the blood flow tracked in fMRI,", MIT Technology Review, June 20, 2008.

"MIT unlocks mystery behind brain imaging,", MIT News Office, June 19, 2008.

"Star-Shaped Brain Cells Make Scans Possible, ", The Washington Post, June 19, 2008.

" New role for supporting brain cells, ", The Scientist, June 19, 2008.

"Big MIT contingent at Society for Neuroscience meeting,", MIT News, October 31, 2007.

" MIT IDs binocular vision gene, ", MIT News, September 13, 2007.

" Feature Maps in the Ferret Visual Cortex, ", The Journal of Neuroscience 27:i, 2007.

" Matter Over Mind: Mriganka Sur's work at MIT promises to unlock mysteries of the brain ", The Hindustan Times, New Delhi, Nov 12, 2006.

" MIT, Broad Institute join Autism Consortium's Gene Discovery Project ", MIT News, August 15, 2006.

"Brain researchers see visual role for growth factor ", MIT News, April 28, 2006.

"Sur elected fellow of Royal Society", MIT News, May 24, 2006.

"Desi tech faculty rocking abroad", The Economic Times, January 9,  2005

"Institute dedicates Brain & Cog Complex", MIT News Office, December 5, 2005.

"Mriganka Sur sees 'great synergy' in new complex", PDF version from MIT Tech Talk, November 30, 2005.

"Mriganka Sur sees 'great synergy' in new complex", MIT News Office, November 29, 2005.

"MIT researcher presents new view of how the cortex forms", MIT News Office, November 10, 2005.

"La formation de la matière grise: un subtil mélange d'inné et d'acquis", Sciences et Avenir, November 4, 2005.

"MIT launches effort to understand autism", MIT News Office, October 3, 2005.

"Brain scientists offer insight into vision", MIT News Office, July 20, 2005.

"Medical Progress: Brain scientists team up to treat autism", Spectrum, Spring, 2005.

"In the Lab: Mriganka Sur Laboratory aims to rewire the brain", ILP MIT Technology Insider, July, 2005.

"Dupont expects new products from MIT alliance", Industry Week, May 20, 2005.

"Dupont backs MIT research with additional $25M", MIT News Office, May 19, 2005.

"Dupont gives MIT $25 million for materials alliance", Small Times, May 19, 2005.

"Dupont taps nature for product ideas, Company gives MIT $25,000,000 for biology-based research", The News Journal, May 15, 2005.

"MIT: Cells' delicate balancing act is key to higher brain functions", MIT News Office, February 2, 2005.

"Twitching synapses provide new insight into brain development", MIT News Office, December 16, 2004.

"Neuroethics" lecture hosted by the Program on Human Rights and Justice at MIT, MIT World, November 15, 2004. Video

"Adult brain shows more plasticity than previously believed", MIT Tech Talk, August 23, 2004.

"The Brain and Mind" lecture, MIT World, June 13, 2004. Video

"MIT researchers: vision brain cells are smarter than previously thought", MIT Tech Talk, June 13, 2003.

"Can You See With Your Tongue? The brain is so adaptable, some researchers now think, that any of the five senses can be rewired ", Discover Magazine Vol. 24 June 06, 2003.

"How the brain works: MIT's Mriganka Sur" , Siliconeer, June 2003.

"Cover-Up: Why the brain gets tricked by optical illusions" , Discover, January 2003.

"Remarkable changes in the brain show its ability to respond to its environment", SFN News Release, November 2, 2002.

"Scientists find pattern in eye movements" , MIT Tech Talk, October 2, 2002.

"Nurturing neurons" , Outlook India, July 15, 2002.

"Red, blue, green and other sounds" , Wired, April 12, 2002.

Public Broadcasting Service Television Series, David Grubin Production- " The secret life of the brain - episode 1 ", January 22, 2002. Click here for Secret Life of the Brain.

"Wie wir horen" , WDR: Quarks and Co., June 20, 2000.

"A new kind of vision" , Rediff, June 5, 2000.

"He listens to the brain's 'sur'" , Rediff, May 29, 2001.

"Eyes, ears - and brains," The Daily Telegraph, May 17, 2000.

"Study: New growth in adult brain possible," The Salt Lake Tribune, May 16, 2000.

"Scientists paint new picture of adult brain," Seattle Times, May 16, 2000.

"Brain can be manipulated when necessary," Indian Reporter and World News, May 5, 2000.

"MIT researchers say some brain cells are quick-change artists," MIT Tech Talk, May 2, 2001.

Canadian Broadcasting Corp - Quirks and Quarks , April 29, 2000. (The interview is from 22:10-30:12.)

Jitendra Sharma and Mriganka Sur

"Researcher finds that part of brain used for hearing can learn to 'see'," MIT Tech Talk, April 26, 2000.

"Ferrets found to see with hearing tissue," The Charlotte Observer, April 25, 2000.

"Brain development", The News - Leader, April 25, 2000.

"`Rewired' ferrets overturn theories of brain growth" , The New York Times, April 25, 2000.

"Young brain can change functions," The Columbus Dispatch, April 23, 2000.

"Specific brain areas can be manipulated at will: Study," The Times of India, April 21, 2000.

"Przelaczanie mózgu" , Rzeczpospolita, April 21, 2000.

"Brain: see hear", Nature Science Update online, April 20, 2000.

"Brain sites for hearing can be rewired for vision", Boston Herald, April 20, 2000.

"Study shows brain adaptable" , Boston Globe, April 20, 2000.

"Scientists rewire visual function of the brain", Reuters, April 19, 2000.

Spanish Version : Hurones que 'ven' por donde se 'oye' "Eyes rewired to hearing center of mind could let the blind see" , The London Times, April 16, 2000.

"Rerouting eye nerves to hearing centers of brain may restore vision," Fox News, April 14, 2000.