Same neurotransmitter, different functions: Identification of subnetworks of somatostatin neurons in sensory processing
Read our Q&A with first author Alex Naka, a PhD Program alum, about a new study that resulted from collaboration between multiple Berkeley Neuroscience members.
From meditation to melatonin to putting on fuzzy socks, we all have routines to help us reach that blissful state of slumber. These are the ones that work.* Here’s what to remember: Forget sheep. Instead, use mental imagery — picturing a walk in the woods or a stroll on a beach — to help relax. […]
Teresa Puthussery receives award for Outstanding GSI Mentorship!
Nine UC Berkeley faculty have been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a prestigious nonpartisan research center that convenes scholars and leaders in academic, business and government sectors, drawing expertise across disciplines, to address the most complex challenges of our time. Here are this year’s honorees:
Sleep is your life-support system and Mother Nature’s best effort yet at immortality, says sleep scientist Matt Walker. In this deep dive into the science of slumber, Walker shares the wonderfully good things that happen when you get sleep — and the alarmingly bad things that happen when you don’t, for both your brain and […]
Congratulations to MCB Assistant Professors Helen Bateup & Dirk Hockemeyer, who have both been named Chan-Zuckerberg Biohub Investigators! This appointment recognizes accomplished junior faculty with well-established research program areas complementary to the current campus Biohub Investigators.
A team of scientists at UC Berkeley used a breakthrough gene therapy to help blind mice gain sight, and some on the team think the same therapy could eventually be used to help cure blindness in humans. A month after the team injected a gene for a green-light receptor into the eyes of blind mice, they showed […]
It was surprisingly simple. University of California, Berkeley, scientists inserted a gene for a green-light receptor into the eyes of blind mice and, a month later, they were navigating around obstacles as easily as mice with no vision problems. They were able to see motion, brightness changes over a thousandfold range and fine detail on […]
“Something we can really add to the field is being able to understand at a much higher level how sounds become meaningful words and concepts.” Liberty Hamilton, PhD program alum (entering class of 2008) Because natural sounds such as music and language are so fast and complex, it can be challenging to study how they […]