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Neuroscience

The Department of Neuroscience at the Yale School of Medicine seeks to understand the biology and function of the nervous system at all levels of analysis. Our faculty work on aspects of neuroscience ranging from genes and molecules, to cells and synapses, to circuits, behavior, and cognition. We also have strong interests in development, disease, dysfunction, and repair of the nervous system, and in connecting basic research to translational medicine.

Our multidisciplinary graduate training program allows students to gain expertise in models ranging from invertebrates to primates, and in techniques including molecular and cellular neurobiology, in vitro and in vivo electrophysiology and imaging, and studies of normal and abnormal neuronal function in behaving animals.

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Another Byproduct of Aging: Hypermutations in the Brain

Scientists studying non-inherited, or somatic, mutations in frozen post-mortem human brains have found that about 6% of brains are much more likely to accumulate large numbers of these mutations and that these “hypermutable” brains tend to be 40 years old or older.

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