Yale Study: Ketamine Disinhibits Dendrites and Enhances Calcium Signals in Prefrontal Dendritic Spines
In a study published in Nature Communications, Alex Kwan, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, and his research team found that within an hour after a mouse received ketamine, there is a substantial increase in the amount of calcium that goes into the dendritic spines for neurons in the prefrontal cortex.
Save the Dates: Kavli Institute for Neuroscience Two-day Symposium: "Cell Biology of Parkinson's Disease Genes" on April 28-29
The Kavli Institute for Neuroscience is organizing a two-day symposium, "Cell Biology of Parkinson’s Disease Genes," April 28-29, 2020. Registration required by the end of January.
Yale Researchers Measure Ketamine's Effects on a Glutamate Receptor
Sophie Holmes, PhD, Associate Research Scientist in Psychiatry, and Irina Esterlis, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, are the first and senior authors, respectively, of a study published in Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow & Metabolism that measured the effects of the anesthetic ketamine on a glutamate receptor.
Yale’s Horwich among researchers honored at ‘Oscars of Science’
Yale’s Arthur L. Horwich and his colleague and collaborator F. Ulrich Hartl from the Max Planck Institute were among distinguished scientists feted at the Breakthrough Prize gala awards ceremony Nov. 3 at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, California.
National Academy of Medicine Elects Six Yale Faculty Members
Six Yale School of Medicine faculty members have been elected to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM). The six are among 100 new members elected by the organization to receive the honor, which recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service in the fields of health and medicine.
Sestan Among Six Yale Faculty Members Elected to National Academy of Medicine
Nenad Sestan, MD, PhD, Harvey and Kate Cushing Professor of Neuroscience, Professor of Comparative Medicine and of Genetics and Psychiatry, is one of six Yale faculty members elected to the National Academy of Medicine, the organization announced October 21 at its annual meeting.
Yale Scientists Win NIH Awards for Pioneering Work
Yale School of Medicine’s Valentina Greco and Marina R. Picciotto are among the 11 recipients of the National Institutes of Health’s Pioneer Award, which recognizes scientists who have a history of creative research and who show promise in originating “pioneering approaches to major challenges.” Greco and Picciotto will each receive $3.5 million dollars of funding over the course of five years. In addition, four young Yale scientists will receive the NIH’s Innovator Award.
Yale Investigators Receive NIH HEAL Grants to Study Solutions to the Opioid Crisis
Yale researchers representing a range of disciplines have been awarded grants through the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Helping to End Addiction Long-term Initiative (HEAL). This national effort provides $945 million in total funding to support a variety of research projects that tackle the opioid addiction and overdose crisis.
Research Suggests Male and Female Children's Brains Respond to Differently to Technology
A 2018 study by Marc Potenza, MD, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry, in the Child Study Center and of Neuroscience, is cited in a Wall Street Journal Report that investigates brain differences that cause boys to be more interested in video games and girls to spend more time on social media.