Recent publications

Below are recent publications by Berkeley Neuroscience faculty. Click here to view all faculty publications on PubMed.

Innovative Optogenetic Strategies for Vision Restoration.

Related Articles Innovative Optogenetic Strategies for Vision Restoration. Front Cell Neurosci. 2018;12:316 Authors: Baker CK, Flannery JG Abstract The advent of optogenetics has ushered in a new era in neuroscience where spatiotemporal control of neurons is possible through light application. These tools used to study neural circuits can also be used therapeutically to restore vision. […]

Head to head comparison of [18F] AV-1451 and [18F] THK5351 for tau imaging in Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal dementia.

Related Articles Head to head comparison of [18F] AV-1451 and [18F] THK5351 for tau imaging in Alzheimer’s disease and frontotemporal dementia. Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging. 2018 03;45(3):432-442 Authors: Jang YK, Lyoo CH, Park S, Oh SJ, Cho H, Oh M, Ryu YH, Choi JY, Rabinovici GD, Kim HJ, Moon SH, Jang H, Lee […]

Impact of baseline neurocognitive functioning on outcomes following rehabilitation of executive function training for veterans with history of traumatic brain injury.

Impact of baseline neurocognitive functioning on outcomes following rehabilitation of executive function training for veterans with history of traumatic brain injury. Appl Neuropsychol Adult. 2018 Oct 08;:1-13 Authors: Kornblith E, Abrams G, Chen AJ, Burciaga J, D’Esposito M, Novakovic-Agopian T Abstract Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is common among Veterans, and sequelae frequently include deficits in […]

Geometry-Dependent Arrhythmias in Electrically Excitable Tissues.

Geometry-Dependent Arrhythmias in Electrically Excitable Tissues. Cell Syst. 2018 Sep 27;: Authors: McNamara HM, Dodson S, Huang YL, Miller EW, Sandstede B, Cohen AE Abstract Little is known about how individual cells sense the macroscopic geometry of their tissue environment. Here, we explore whether long-range electrical signaling can convey information on tissue geometry to individual […]

Phenotypic characterization of P23H and S334ter rhodopsin transgenic rat models of inherited retinal degeneration.

Related Articles Phenotypic characterization of P23H and S334ter rhodopsin transgenic rat models of inherited retinal degeneration. Exp Eye Res. 2018 02;167:56-90 Authors: LaVail MM, Nishikawa S, Steinberg RH, Naash MI, Duncan JL, Trautmann N, Matthes MT, Yasumura D, Lau-Villacorta C, Chen J, Peterson WM, Yang H, Flannery JG Abstract We produced 8 lines of transgenic […]

Restoration of patterned vision with an engineered photoactivatable G protein-coupled receptor.

Related Articles Restoration of patterned vision with an engineered photoactivatable G protein-coupled receptor. Nat Commun. 2017 11 30;8(1):1862 Authors: Berry MH, Holt A, Levitz J, Broichhagen J, Gaub BM, Visel M, Stanley C, Aghi K, Kim YJ, Cao K, Kramer RH, Trauner D, Flannery J, Isacoff EY Abstract Retinitis pigmentosa results in blindness due to […]

A hierarchical anti-Hebbian network model for the formation of spatial cells in three-dimensional space.

Related Articles A hierarchical anti-Hebbian network model for the formation of spatial cells in three-dimensional space. Nat Commun. 2018 Oct 02;9(1):4046 Authors: Soman K, Chakravarthy S, Yartsev MM Abstract Three-dimensional (3D) spatial cells in the mammalian hippocampal formation are believed to support the existence of 3D cognitive maps. Modeling studies are crucial to comprehend the […]

Decoding Cognitive Processes from Neural Ensembles.

Related Articles Decoding Cognitive Processes from Neural Ensembles. Trends Cogn Sci. 2018 Sep 29;: Authors: Wallis JD Abstract An intrinsic difficulty in studying cognitive processes is that they are unobservable states that exist in between observable responses to the sensory environment. Cognitive states must be inferred from indirect behavioral measures. Neuroscience potentially provides the tools […]

CFTR gene transfer with AAV improves early cystic fibrosis pig phenotypes.

Related Articles CFTR gene transfer with AAV improves early cystic fibrosis pig phenotypes. JCI Insight. 2016 09 08;1(14):e88728 Authors: Steines B, Dickey DD, Bergen J, Excoffon KJ, Weinstein JR, Li X, Yan Z, Abou Alaiwa MH, Shah VS, Bouzek DC, Powers LS, Gansemer ND, Ostedgaard LS, Engelhardt JF, Stoltz DA, Welsh MJ, Sinn PL, Schaffer […]

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