Recent publications

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

Neurobiological Commonalities and Distinctions Among Three Major Psychiatric Diagnostic Categories: A Structural MRI Study.

Related Articles Neurobiological Commonalities and Distinctions Among Three Major Psychiatric Diagnostic Categories: A Structural MRI Study. Schizophr Bull. 2018 01 13;44(1):65-74 Authors: Chang M, Womer FY, Edmiston EK, Bai C, Zhou Q, Jiang X, Wei S, Wei Y, Ye Y, Huang H, He Y, Xu K, Tang Y, Wang F Abstract BACKGROUND: Schizophrenia (SZ), bipolar […]

Light Prior to Eye Opening Promotes Retinal Waves and Eye-Specific Segregation.

Related Articles Light Prior to Eye Opening Promotes Retinal Waves and Eye-Specific Segregation. Neuron. 2018 Oct 22;: Authors: Tiriac A, Smith BE, Feller MB Abstract Retinal waves are bursts of correlated activity that occur prior to eye opening and provide a critical source of activity that drives the refinement of retinofugal projections. Retinal waves are […]

Renewable production of high density jet fuel precursor sesquiterpenes from Escherichia coli.

Renewable production of high density jet fuel precursor sesquiterpenes from Escherichia coli. Biotechnol Biofuels. 2018;11:285 Authors: Liu CL, Tian T, Alonso-Gutierrez J, Garabedian B, Wang S, Baidoo EEK, Benites V, Chen Y, Petzold CJ, Adams PD, Keasling JD, Tan T, Lee TS Abstract Background: Aviation fuels are an important target of biofuels research due to […]

The spectral identity of foveal cones is preserved in hue perception.

The spectral identity of foveal cones is preserved in hue perception. J Vis. 2018 Oct 01;18(11):19 Authors: Schmidt BP, Boehm AE, Foote KG, Roorda A Abstract Organisms are faced with the challenge of making inferences about the physical world from incomplete incoming sensory information. One strategy to combat ambiguity in this process is to combine […]

New Optical Probes Bring Dopamine to Light.

New Optical Probes Bring Dopamine to Light. Biochemistry. 2018 Oct 29;: Authors: Beyene AG, Delevich K, Yang SJ, Landry MP PMID: 30371075 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

Quantitative susceptibility mapping in combination with water-fat separation for simultaneous liver iron and fat fraction quantification.

Related Articles Quantitative susceptibility mapping in combination with water-fat separation for simultaneous liver iron and fat fraction quantification. Eur Radiol. 2018 Aug;28(8):3494-3504 Authors: Lin H, Wei H, He N, Fu C, Cheng S, Shen J, Wang B, Yan X, Liu C, Yan F Abstract PURPOSES: To evaluate the feasibility of simultaneous quantification of liver iron […]

Spoiled for choice, pressed for time.

Related Articles Spoiled for choice, pressed for time. Nat Neurosci. 2018 Oct 22;: Authors: Widloski J, Foster DJ Abstract PMID: 30349108 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

A Modular Ionophore Platform for Liver-Directed Copper Supplementation in Cells and Animals.

A Modular Ionophore Platform for Liver-Directed Copper Supplementation in Cells and Animals. J Am Chem Soc. 2018 Oct 15;: Authors: Su TA, Shihadih DS, Cao W, Detomasi TC, Heffern MC, Jia S, Stahl A, Chang CJ Abstract Copper deficiency is implicated in a variety of genetic, neurological, cardiovascular, and metabolic diseases. Current approaches for addressing […]

Effect of Prefrontal Cortex Stimulation on Regulation of Amygdala Response to Threat in Individuals With Trait Anxiety: A Randomized Clinical Trial.

Effect of Prefrontal Cortex Stimulation on Regulation of Amygdala Response to Threat in Individuals With Trait Anxiety: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Psychiatry. 2018 Oct 17;: Authors: Ironside M, Browning M, Ansari TL, Harvey CJ, Sekyi-Djan MN, Bishop SJ, Harmer CJ, O’Shea J Abstract Importance: Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex […]