News and Research Highlights

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Cliff Ragsdale lab leads international team in successful sequencing of Octopus genome

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Hansel Lab publication indicates that motor coordination issues in autism are caused by abnormal neural connections

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Thinakaran's lab reports findings on the mechanism by which neurons distribute the enzyme which plays a central role in Alzheimer's disease pathogenesis

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MacLean lab observes that the brain represents sound and touch using the same basic circuit wiring diagram

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Murray Sherman's new book "Functional Connections of Cortical Areas" released by MIT Press.

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Freedman Lab finds that neuronal multitasking may be a key to understanding overall brain function

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Ragsdale lab comfirms 50-year old hypothesis that neocortex cell types are found in bird brain nuclei

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Hansel Lab illustrates dendrites on cells in the cerebellum are more than mere bystanders

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Grove Lab explores secret origins of the vertebrate brain. (see full article)

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David Freedman Lab gains insight into brain circuits for visual categorization. (see full article)

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Peggy Mason lab uncovers empathy-driven helping behavior in rodents. (see full article)

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Murray Sherman lab gains insight into thalamocortical circuitry.(see full article)

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Christian Hansel awarded seed grant from the Brain Research Foundation in Chicago.

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Department of Neurobiology featured in the Huffington Post. For complete article click here.


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Sam

Dr. Sangram Sisodia elected Foreign Fellow to The National Academy of Sciences India. Congratulations to Sam!


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