Futuristic laser therapy is currently being investigated for numerous medical applications. Potential applications include the destruction of cancer cells, removing diseased tissue from delicate areas, blasting away toxic brain proteins, … Continue Reading New biocompatible nanolaser could function inside living tissues.
Neurons, the cells of the nervous system, communicate by transmitting chemical signals to each other through junctions called synapses. This synaptic transmission is critical for the brain and the spinal … Continue Reading Optogenetics used to capture neuronal transmission in the live mammalian brain.
Schizophrenia is associated with increased rates and intensity of tobacco smoking. A growing body of research suggests that the relationship between schizophrenia and smoking stems, in part, from an effort … Continue Reading Smoking and schizophrenia linked by alterations in brain nicotine signals.