Drugs for psychiatric illnesses aren’t very effective. But new research is offering renewed hope for better medicines.
Gabriel Kreiman’s single-neuron measurements of unconscious decision-making may not topple Descartes, but they could someday point to ways we can learn to control ourselves.
Neuroscientists at MIT’s Picower Institute have demonstrated that optogenetics can be used to place false memories in the brains of lab rodents.
How does the brain speak to itself?
How a California father made an end run around medicine to decode his son’s DNA.
Training immune cells with genes harvested from a patient’s own tumor could make an already promising new cancer treatment even better.
Apple is betting that self-tracking will become more common, and more clinically important.
A technique for using MRI to detect molecules released during brain injury could lead to quicker emergency diagnoses.
Low-power lasers could be a simple, cheap way to coax tissues to repair themselves.
A $70 million program will try to develop brain implants able to regulate emotions in the mentally ill.