Science Market Update

UC Berkeley Researchers Finding Ways to Edit Brain Activity

Posted by Rebecca Inch-Partridge on Fri, May 18, 2018

UC Berkeley neuroscientists are creating technology that can fool the brain into thinking it has felt, seen or sensed something that it has not. The goal is to read neural activity and learn which sets of neurons to activate in order to simulate the pattern of an actual brain response. This technique might someday be used to replace lost sensations after peripheral nerve damage or control a prosthetic limb.

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Tags: 2018, University of California, University of California Berkeley, UCBerk, NIH funding, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Neurological Research, Research Funding

Houston Researchers Receive $10M Commitment for Neurological Reseach

Posted by Laura Braden on Wed, Jan 24, 2018

The  Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI) at Texas Childrens Hospital in Houston is a leading research institution continuously making breakthroughs in the field of neurological research on topics such as autism, Alzheimer's and epilepsy. Now, thanks to Charif Souki, co-founder of Tellurian, the NRI will have an additional $10 million to further their life science research. (Image courtesy of Zereshk via Wikimedia Commons)

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Tags: tmc, Houston, TX, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Texas Childrens Hospital, Neurological Disorder, Neurological Research, new research funding

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