Silencing the brain with light
January 7, 2010MIT neuroengineers find a new way to quickly and reversibly shut off neurons with multiple colors of light, which could lead to new treatments for epilepsy and chronic pain.
HHMI lists Tsai team’s advance among 10 biggest stories of 2009
December 23, 2009Howard Hughes Medical Institute honors discovery of gene protein that could lead to safer drug treatments for Alzheimer’s and other diseases.
Rethinking artificial intelligence
December 7, 2009Broad-based MIT project aims to reinvent AI for a new era. By going back and fixing mistakes, researchers hope to produce ‘co-processors’ for the human mind.
3 Questions: Suzanne Corkin on the world’s most famous amnesic
December 1, 2009This week, scientists plan to slice the brain of H.M., the amnesia patient who died last year and whose condition helped shed light on how memories are formed.
"The Power of Basic Science Applied to Medical Progress"
November 16, 2009
Back to (brain) basics
November 3, 2009MIT neuroscientists are using their knowledge of the brain to generate promising treatments for autism, mental retardation and Alzheimer’s disease.
MIT researchers: The mind's eye scans like a spotlight
August 12, 2009New role discovered for brain waves
Why we learn more from our successes than our failures
July 29, 2009MIT study sheds light on the brain's ability to change in response to learning
Adult brain can change within seconds
July 14, 2009
Songbirds reveal how practice improves performance
July 6, 2009MIT research provides new insights about trial-and-error learning
Thinking of you
June 26, 2009Studies of blind reveal how we think about other people
Also labeled: Brain and cognitive sciences
Sleep helps build long-term memories
June 24, 2009Picower Institute study strengthens link between sleep, memory formation
Picower-led team pinpoints gene key to Alzheimer's-like reversal
May 6, 2009Success in restoring memories in mice could lead to human treatments
Investigating a sometimes-faulty protein's role in brain links
May 4, 2009Picower study could lead to new treatments for autism, more
Making waves in the brain
April 26, 2009Researchers use lasers to induce gamma brain waves in mice
Also labeled: Genetics
McGovern awards Scolnick Prize to HHMI investigator Nathans
April 23, 2009Johns Hopkins professor to deliver lecture on April 27
Eight from MIT elected to AAAS
April 20, 2009
Blocked enzyme reverses schizophrenia-like symptoms
March 19, 2009MIT Picower study of mice could lead to drug treatments for the severe brain disorder
A human failure, seen at face value
March 13, 2009Research probes why we have difficulty recognizing faces in photo negatives
Potential cancer-causing genes removed from engineered stem cells
March 5, 2009Whitehead work involved reprogrammed skin cells from Parkinson's patient