Now We Can See Brain Cells ‘Talk’

August 31, 2018

Our J. Julius Zhu, PhD, and his colleagues have created a way for us to see brain cells called neurons “talk” with each other. Imaging these discussions will help us better understand how the brain works and let us… Read More

The Switch That Could Shut Down Inflammation – Even in the Brain

February 26, 2018

Our Bimal Desai, PhD, has discovered an electrical switch within a certain type of immune cell that could let us treat inflammatory diseases including inflammation of the brain, as seen in Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s, for the first time.

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2016 was a Big Year for the Brain

January 3, 2017

National Public Radio has done a roundup of 2016’s major discoveries about the brain. You’ll see the School of Medicine’s Jonathan Kipnis, PhD, featured up high. And for good reason. His work is really forcing science to rethink… Read More

An Amazing Series of Discoveries

December 20, 2016

Jonathan Kipnis is on fire. First his lab discovered a previously unknown connection between the brain and the immune system, then his lab discovered that our immune system can influence our behavior, and now his lab has… Read More