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Recent technological advances–from fields as diverse as gene and protein engineering to optics/photonics, chemistry, materials science, nanoscience, electrophysiology, and more–offer unprecedented opportunities for measuring and manipulating neural cells and circuits… Read More


Virtual Reality Helps Legally Blind Man See Clearly For The First Time

October 24th, 2016|0 Comments

By JOE DURBIN, A solitary plinth stands in the center of a dark room. It is completely surrounded by glowing computer screens of various sizes. [...]

Four projects garner $1.7 million from federal BRAIN initiative

October 24th, 2016|0 Comments

By Robert Sanders Four UC Berkeley research teams will share $1.7 million from the federal government’s BRAIN initiative, part of $70 million in new grants [...]

Science and technology will make mental and emotional wellbeing scalable, accessible, and cheap

October 21st, 2016|0 Comments

By Nichol Bradford Ask yourself a simple question.  If it were an issue for you, what would you pay to get rid of stress, anxiety, [...]

Can Meditation Help Pain After Surgery?

September 25th, 2016|0 Comments

By LUCETTE LAGNADO Doctors at New York’s Mount Sinai hospital are testing if meditation can reduce patients’ needs for narcotic painkillers after back surgery Patients [...]

TransTech 200 Innovator List Announced

September 5th, 2016|0 Comments

These 200 People and Companies Use Tech to Transform the Future of Human Well-Being. The first-ever TransTech200 was announced on August 30, 2016 at Singularity [...]

He may have invented one of neuroscience’s biggest advances. But you’ve never heard of him

September 5th, 2016|0 Comments

ByAnna Vlasits The next revolution in medicine just might come from a new lab technique that makes neurons sensitive to light. The technique, called optogenetics, [...]