Recent publications

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

Cryo-EM structures of the DCPIB-inhibited volume-regulated anion channel LRRC8A in lipid nanodiscs.

Cryo-EM structures of the DCPIB-inhibited volume-regulated anion channel LRRC8A in lipid nanodiscs. Elife. 2019 Feb 18;8: Authors: Kern DM, Oh S, Hite RK, Brohawn SG Abstract Hypoosmotic conditions activate volume-regulated anion channels in vertebrate cells. These channels are formed by leucine-rich repeat-containing protein 8 (LRRC8) family members and contain LRRC8A in homo- or hetero-hexameric assemblies. […]

The prevalence and diagnosis of ‘stereoblindness’ in adults less than 60 years of age: a best evidence synthesis.

The prevalence and diagnosis of ‘stereoblindness’ in adults less than 60 years of age: a best evidence synthesis. Ophthalmic Physiol Opt. 2019 Mar;39(2):66-85 Authors: Chopin A, Bavelier D, Levi DM Abstract PURPOSE: Stereoscopic vision (or stereopsis) is the ability to perceive depth from binocular disparity – the difference of viewpoints between the two eyes. Interestingly, there […]

Smart bone plates can monitor fracture healing.

Related Articles Smart bone plates can monitor fracture healing. Sci Rep. 2019 Feb 14;9(1):2122 Authors: Lin MC, Hu D, Marmor M, Herfat ST, Bahney CS, Maharbiz MM Abstract There are currently no standardized methods for assessing fracture healing, with physicians relying on X-rays which are only useful at later stages of repair. Using in vivo […]

Roles of ventral versus dorsal pathways in language production: An awake language mapping study.

Roles of ventral versus dorsal pathways in language production: An awake language mapping study. Brain Lang. 2019 Feb 11;191:17-27 Authors: Ries SK, Piai V, Perry D, Griffin S, Jordan K, Henry R, Knight RT, Berger MS Abstract Human language is organized along two main processing streams connecting posterior temporal cortex and inferior frontal cortex in […]

“High-Throughput Characterization of Region-Specific Mitochondrial Function and Morphology”.

Related Articles “High-Throughput Characterization of Region-Specific Mitochondrial Function and Morphology”. Sci Rep. 2017 07 27;7(1):6749 Authors: Daniele JR, Esping DJ, Garcia G, Parsons LS, Arriaga EA, Dillin A Abstract The tissue-specific etiology of aging and stress has been elusive due to limitations in data processing of current techniques. Despite that many techniques are high-throughput, they […]

Unifying Visual Space Across the Left and Right Hemifields.

Related Articles Unifying Visual Space Across the Left and Right Hemifields. Psychol Sci. 2018 03;29(3):356-369 Authors: Chen Z, Kosovicheva A, Wolfe B, Cavanagh P, Gorea A, Whitney D Abstract Visual space is perceived as continuous and stable even though visual inputs from the left and right visual fields are initially processed separately within the two […]

Adaptive optical microscopy for neurobiology.

Related Articles Adaptive optical microscopy for neurobiology. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2018 06;50:83-91 Authors: Rodríguez C, Ji N Abstract With the ability to correct for the aberrations introduced by biological specimens, adaptive optics-a method originally developed for astronomical telescopes-has been applied to optical microscopy to recover diffraction-limited imaging performance deep within living tissue. In particular, this […]

Recent advances in neural dust: towards a neural interface platform.

Related Articles Recent advances in neural dust: towards a neural interface platform. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2018 06;50:64-71 Authors: Neely RM, Piech DK, Santacruz SR, Maharbiz MM, Carmena JM Abstract The neural dust platform uses ultrasonic power and communication to enable a scalable, wireless, and batteryless system for interfacing with the nervous system. Ultrasound offers several […]

Engineered viral vectors for functional interrogation, deconvolution, and manipulation of neural circuits.

Related Articles Engineered viral vectors for functional interrogation, deconvolution, and manipulation of neural circuits. Curr Opin Neurobiol. 2018 06;50:163-170 Authors: Sun S, Schaffer DV Abstract Optimization of traditional replication-competent viral tracers has granted access to immediate synaptic partners of target neuronal populations, enabling the dissection of complex brain circuits into functional neural pathways. The excessive […]