Stanford's Karl Deisseroth has won the 2018 Kyoto Prize in applied technology for his invention and application of optogenetics.
Blood cells to neurons in just three weeks? Stanford researchers pull off an amazing biological transformation that could transform research into neurological disorders such as schizophrenia and autism.
Stanford researchers set out to test a seminal theory of Parkinson’s disease and several related conditions. What they found is more complex than anyone had imagined.
The discovery, in mice, of a pair of nerve clusters regulating fearful versus bold responses to a visual threat could help people with excessive anxiety, phobias or post-traumatic stress disorder lead more normal lives.
In an interview in the journal Neuron, Stanford's Rob Malenka holds forth on a wide range of subjects stretching from reflections on his own career trajectory to his approach to boosting those of his trainees to the future of neuroscience itself.
Inspired by family members to pursue a science career, Stanford's Karen Parker is working to better understand the biological basis of social functioning as related to autism.
The Stanford Medicine Discovery Innovation Awards provide funding to support early-stage, creative research, fueling scientific discoveries.
Protein aggregates in young neural stem cells seem to echo those seen in neurodegenerative disease-- but could they actually be helpful? As the cells age, they become less able to process the aggregates and their ability to activate is dampened.
The new e-newsletter BrainPost helps neuroscientists and others stay up-to-date by providing summaries of the latest neuroscience publications.
The human brain, and how it works, is one of the great mysteries of science. If only you could grow a brain in a bottle, you could learn a lot about what can go wrong – or for that matter, what goes right – in early brain development. So that's why Sergiu Pasca did.
Researchers have identified an immune cell type with an apparently critical role in multiple sclerosis, and a way to block its entry into the brain.
A new study finds that young children’s brains have not yet fully developed the vision circuits they need to understand words and faces.
Stanford Medicine magazine's winter issue explores science that pushes boundaries and also considers ethical questions raised about research.
New research suggests that targeting mitochondria could be a way to treat Parkinson's disease.
A new, early career award in neuroscience was created by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative in honor of the late Stanford neuroscientist Ben Barres.
Mentally running through a routine improves performance. A new tool – brain-machine interface – sheds light on how.