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Yosuke Bando, Fei Chen, Dawen Cai, Ed Boyden and Young Gyu
New 3D imaging technique can reveal, much more quickly than other methods, how neurons connect throughout the brain.
Some say bigger is better, but researchers at MIT will tell you that when it comes to tech, smaller things are far more impressive.
The technique, known as “implosion fabrication,” can be used to create nearly any shape imaginable.
Boyden is certainly a wellspring of innovative ideas—but more than this, he is a scientific pioneer.
Biomechatronics researcher Tyler Clites and Synthetic Neurobiology researcher Fei Chen are among the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 honorees.
The 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 list includes at least three members of the Media Lab community.
Neuroscientist Ed Boyden discussing two inventions of his that have revolutionized neuroscience: optogenetics and expansion microscopy.
MIT faculty members are among 19 top scientists selected from across the nation.
Because the funding has no strings attached, HHMI investigators are free to pursue their wildest scientific ideas.
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has named 19 new HHMI Investigators, including Synthetic Neurobiology head Ed Boyden.
Revisit Human 2.0, a 2007 Media Lab symposium focused on the future of human adaptability.
How do we, in . . . studying the brain . . . match the complexity of the brain itself?
In response to questions being raised about the relationships of Professor Ed Boyden and MIT with the company Nectome, the MIT Media Lab ...
MIT scientist is among three recognized for the discovery of optogenetics.
Celebrating Brain Awareness Week with a look at some of the Media Lab's brain research
A powerful tool to excite neurons using light is helping researchers to map the brain’s connections.
The American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) College of Fellows honors those who have made o...
2018 Canada Gairdner International Awardee “for the discovery of light-gated ion channel mechanisms, and for the discovery of optogenetics"
Ed Boyden advances on his goal of understanding how the brain works.
Ed Boyden together with MIT colleagues Yet Ming Chiang and Ian W. Hunter have been named to the 2017 class of Fellows of the Nation...
I think we ought to integrate the maps of the brain, the dynamics of the brain, and the ability to control the brain into single coherent...
Focused laser beam could help scientists map connections among neurons that underlie behavior
Awards support high-risk, high-impact biomedical research.
Fluorescent sensor allows imaging of neurons' electrical communications, without electrodes
New “expansion pathology” technique lets optical microscopes go where only electrons could go before.
Success rate is comparable to that of highly trained scientists performing the process manually
A new microscopy technique could enable higher-resolution biopsies.
Eric Topol, editor-in-chief of Medscape, interviews Synthetic Neurobiology head Ed Boyden.
Patch clamping, a method that allows scientists to study the electrical activity of single cells, is one of the oldest tools in the neuro...
MIT’s Center for Extreme Bionics has an ambitious goal: nothing short of ending disability.
Electrodes placed on the scalp could help patients with brain diseases.
A team of neuroscientists and engineers has devised a method that might achieve the best of both worlds: skipping the surgery while reachin
Enlarging clinical samples for imaging to understand the building blocks of pathologies with nanoscale precision
Why was Einstein’s brain so good at some things and not others? Why is yours?
"I was always very philosophical as a kid, wondering about the meaning of life and what should we do."
High-resolution imaging with conventional microscopes:Tissue-expansion technique could allow scientists to map brain circuits.
Ed Boyden is in the MIT Media Lab and McGovern Institute, and a professor in the Departments of Biological Engineering and Brain and Cogniti
In order to map the dynamics of neural circuits in mammalian brains, we need tools that can record activity over large volumes of tissue ...
Synthetic biology allows scientists to design genetic circuits that can be placed in cells, giving them new functions such as producing d...
Neuroengineer Ed Boyden wants to know how the tiny biomolecules in our brains generate emotions, thoughts and feelings — and he wants to ...
Media Ventures: Media Lab Entrepreneurship & Digital Innovations SeminarSandy Pentland, Joost BonsenMedia Lab Entrepreneurship is the...
New technique enables nanoscale-resolution microscopy of large biological specimens.
“I think there is an enormous amount of hope generated by bringing new tools into neuroscience,” says Edward S. Boyden, an MIT researcher.
New method offers automated way to record electrical activity inside neurons in the living brain.