New Technologies

- to advance or create new ways of studying and understanding the brain

Rafael Yuste, M.D., Ph.D., Expert on the brain and brain research
Rafael Yuste, M.D., Ph.D.
February 21, 2013
The New York Times reported this week that 2012 NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grantee Rafael Yuste, M.D., Ph.D. is among the “six leading scientists” who...
John L. R. Rubenstein, M.D., Ph.D., Brain Researcher, expert in schizophrenia and autism
John Rubenstein, M.D., Ph.D.
February 07, 2013
Collaborating researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed an atlas of the brain’s “...
Scientific Council Member Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D. and NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee Melissa R. Warden, Ph.D. of Stanford University, Experts in Optogenetics and Depression
Dr. Deisseroth & Dr. Warden
November 21, 2012
Scientific Council Member Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D. and NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee Melissa R. Warden, Ph.D. led a team of researchers that used...
Optogenetics was developed by Scientific Council Member Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D., with the support of a NARSAD Young Investigator Grant in 2005. The new technology uses light to make neurons fire one at a time, giving researchers extraordinary control over specific brain circuits in living animals. Now in use at over 1,000 laboratories, the new method is enabling identification of the mechanisms that give rise to depression, anxiety, PTSD and other brain and behavior disorders.
Optogenetics
November 19, 2012
Scientists are currently able to make neurons and other brain cells from stem cells, but getting these neurons to properly function when transplanted to the...
Nicole Calakos, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Neurology and Neurobiology, Center for Translational Neuroscience, Duke University Medical Center
Nicole Calakos, M.D., Ph.D.
October 23, 2012
Optogenetics, a new technology invented by Scientific Council Member Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D., with the help of a NARSAD Young Investigator Grant in 2005,...

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