In the Lab

Collage of scientists prepping and looking at slides
When the Calgary Brain Bank receives a donation, neuroscientist Jeffrey Joseph meticulously divvies up tissue samples for researchers to study.
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Your selections: In the Lab
Basic research in mice turned into a “Eureka!” moment in the lab of Jamie Maguire.
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Research in non-human primates can answer questions that can’t be addressed using other animal models.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of October 26, 2020.
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David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian discuss their research on sensory systems that won them the 2020 Kavli Prize in Neuroscience.
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For more than 100 years, neuroscientists have searched for memory’s physical form. Finding it would answer philosophical and scientific questions about our minds.
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Geneticists Huda Zoghbi and Adrian Bird discuss their groundbreaking work on the rare neurological disorder Rett syndrome.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of October 5, 2020.
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Boasting the largest neurons in the animal kingdom, sea slugs reveal important clues about the neural basis of learning and memory.
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The common fruit fly helps scientists unravel the genes behind development, behavior, and disease.
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The zebrafish’s regeneration capabilities are a model in the investigation of restoring damage from disease or injury in the retina and spine.
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A new technique, MRI-guided focused ultrasound, is an emerging tool in the treatment of brain disorders.
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EEG
Through electrodes on the scalp, scientists can measure the brain’s electrical activity.
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3D Brain

An interactive brain map that you can rotate in a three-dimensional space.