Brain and cognitive sciences
Four professors named 2013 MacVicar Fellows
March 15, 2013Griffith, Miller, Schulz and Teng awarded the Institute’s highest undergraduate teaching honor.
Boyden to share prestigious brain prize
March 11, 2013Ed Boyden honored for his work on optogenetics; will share 1 million Euro prize with five other researchers.
How the brain loses and regains consciousness
March 4, 2013Study reveals brain patterns produced by a general anesthesia drug; work could help doctors better monitor patients.
Exploring the brain, and the world
February 27, 2013Brain and cognitive sciences major Joy Ekuta researches, learns and teaches her way around the globe.
MIT hosts American Junior Academy of Science delegates
February 21, 2013The Institution provides day’s worth of activities for more than 200 conference attendees.
The relationship between child’s play and scientific exploration
February 14, 2013Laura Schulz finds that babies learning about the world have much in common with scientists.
Possible role for Huntington’s gene discovered
January 16, 2013Mutant forms of the gene disrupt chemical modifications that control access to genes necessary for normal brain cell function.
Study finds a new culprit for epileptic seizures
January 15, 2013Discovery that some seizures arise in glial cells could offer new targets for epilepsy treatment.
Editing the genome with high precision
January 3, 2013New method allows scientists to insert multiple genes in specific locations, delete defective genes.
New insights into how brain synapses transmit information
January 2, 2013Two essential proteins regulate the molecular machinery that controls neuronal communication and the release of signals between neurons.
Precisely engineering 3-D brain tissues
November 30, 2012New design technique could enable personalized medicine, studies of brain wiring.
Also labeled: Health sciences and technology, McGovern Institute, Media Lab, Microfabrication, Neurons, Tissue engineering, Artificial tissue, Medicine, Photolithography, 3-D tissues, Biomedicine, Mechanical engineering, Tissue implants, Stem cells, Bioengineering and biotechnology, Biological engineering
Brain waves encode rules for behavior
November 21, 2012Fluctuations in electrical activity may also allow the brain to form thoughts and memories.
MIT sailing receives trio of ICSA All-Academic Team honors
October 31, 2012
Belfer gift creates consortium targeting neurodegenerative diseases
October 29, 2012Collaboration unites Picower Institute at MIT with MD Anderson Cancer Center and Baylor College of Medicine.
Mehrdad Jazayeri to join BCS, McGovern Institute faculty
October 2, 2012
A brain beyond borders
September 25, 2012MIT senior Victoria Okuneye traveled to Mexico and Jamaica to pursue her passions for neuroscience and global service.