Researchers develop in vitro model of brain for research

Harvard University researchers have developed a multiregional brain-on-a-chip that models the connectivity between three distinct regions of the brain. The in vitro model was used to extensively characterize the differences between neurons from different regions of the brain and to mimic the system’s connectivity. ┬áThe research was published in the Journal of Neurophysiology. Image of… Continue reading Researchers develop in vitro model of brain for research

New chromosomal mapping technique reveals additional genes behind Schizophrenia

UCLA scientists have made a major advance in understanding the biology of schizophrenia. Using a recently developed technology for analyzing DNA, the scientists found dozens of genes and two major biological pathways that are likely involved in the development of the disorder but had not been uncovered in previous genetic studies of schizophrenia. The work… Continue reading New chromosomal mapping technique reveals additional genes behind Schizophrenia