What makes the human brain distinct from that of all other animals — including even our closest primate relatives? In an analysis of cell types in the prefrontal cortex of four primate species, Yale researchers identified species-specific — particularly human-specific — features, they report Aug. 25 in the journal Science.
- June 28, 2022
Damage to nerves of the brain and spinal cord is particularly devastating because these nerves do not grow back on their own. Perhaps, suggests a Yale-led study, they could regrow with a little help from science.
- June 01, 2022Source: YaleNews
An experimental drug restored brain synapses in two mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease, raising hopes that it could help revive cognitive function in human dementia patients.
- April 11, 2022
Can we predict who will develop Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias? Can we identify biomarkers to predict disease development early? What are the most promising treatment targets?
- February 18, 2022
Stephen Strittmatter, MD, PhD, will assume the position of chair of the Department of Neuroscience and director of the Kavli Institute for Neuroscience, effective March 1, 2022.
- December 22, 2021
LaShae Nicholson, PhD, from the laboratory of Stephen Strittmatter, and Rafael Perez, PhD, from the laboratory of Marina Picciotto, have been selected to receive the Kavli Postdoctoral Award for Academic Diversity.
- September 10, 2021
Strittmatter succeeds Pietro De Camilli, MD, who elected not to seek a new term after six years as chair. Jessica Cardin, PhD, becomes interim vice chair, succeeding Sreeganga Chandra, PhD.
- February 17, 2021
Strittmatter is being recognized for making great strides toward reversing spinal cord injury.
- June 16, 2020Source: YaleNews
Since June 1, the start of a broad, three-phase reactivation of campus, an estimated 4,000 faculty members, graduate students, and staff representing more than 500 labs around Yale have fired up microscopes, opened fume hoods, or dusted off other essential research equipment.
- May 11, 2020
Understanding Alzheimer's Disease: Single-cell Analysis and Sex-specific Research Provide New Insights
Alzheimer's researchers identify sex-specific differences by studying single cells, revealing genetic activity that may help explain women's risk for AD.