A Glowing Solution to Spinal Cord Injuries?
Aug 5, 2019
For the first time, researchers have found a non-invasive method to potentially treat spinal cord injuries using light naturally emitted by living organisms — a phenomenon referred to as bioluminescence — as a way to fire up specifically targeted neurons below the site of injury.
NSF Opportunities Help Further Research in Biological Sciences
Oct 28, 2019
NSF funds numerous projects and programs to help expand and improve infrastructure, workforce development, and research. These can range from facilitating virtual and in-person meetings that explore ways to integrate research methods from different sub disciplines of biology, to offering funded opportunities to further fundamental research within the biological sciences.
Summers of Research at UCSD
Sep 13, 2019
The Shaner laboratory hosted three excellent undergraduate students this summer. "In addition to getting a comprehensive education in biochemical and microbiological lab techniques, we were all able to develop and hone our ability to think practically and creatively while designing, not simply carrying out scientific experiments and explorations," says Patrick Friend, a student of Amherst College.
Undergraduates Learn About Marine Bioluminescence at Recent Practicum
May 16, 2019
In March 2019, the NeuroNex Technology Hub at Brown University hosted 13 undergraduates from colleges and universities across the United States and Canada as part of its annual Marine Bioluminescence Practicum at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Massachusetts.
NeuroNex Investigator Elected to National Academy of Sciences
May 1, 2019
Ed Callaway, Vincent J. Coates Chair and Professor at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California, was recently elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences for his outstanding contributions to research.
NSF Provides New Funding Opportunities for Neuroscience
Apr 15, 2019
The NeuroNex Webinar discussed the goals and scope of the program, application requirements, review criteria, the decision process, and general guidelines from the foreign partner agencies.
Bioluminescence researchers study neuronal activity, promote education
Feb 8, 2019
A team of University researchers received funding from the National Science Foundation in August 2017 to develop bioluminescent tools that can be used to enhance methods of studying the brain.
NeuroNex Teams Develop Theories to Advance Neuroscience Research
Oct 3, 2018
As the field of neuroscience advances, researchers must develop theories to navigate the data that are the result of this progress and develop conceptual frameworks to make sense of it all. NSF’s NeuroNex program is a response to this ever-growing need.
For the first time, researchers at The Rockefeller University have managed to study how brain cells in mice interact as the animals move about freely in their environment. The findings through this method could someday allow us to better understand brain disorders.
UCLA Develops Open-Source Mini Microscope
Jul 24, 2018
Neuroscience labs around the world are using the freely available information to build their own miniscopes.
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Jul 23, 2018
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Big imaging data are often difficult to store and analyze. In fact, such data that can run into terabytes per day, simply can’t be stored or accessed on a laptop or workstation. As a result, labs across the world are forced to build their own software stack, which comes with its own challenges.