Focused laser beam could help scientists map connections among neurons that underlie behavior
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Eric Topol, editor-in-chief of Medscape, interviews Synthetic Neurobiology head Ed Boyden.
New “expansion pathology” technique lets optical microscopes go where only electrons could go before.
Patch clamping, a method that allows scientists to study the electrical activity of single cells, is one of the oldest tools in the neuro...
Success rate is comparable to that of highly trained scientists performing the process manually
A new microscopy technique could enable higher-resolution biopsies.
Enlarging clinical samples for imaging to understand the building blocks of pathologies with nanoscale precision
MIT’s Center for Extreme Bionics has an ambitious goal: nothing short of ending disability.
Why was Einstein’s brain so good at some things and not others? Why is yours?
A team of neuroscientists and engineers has devised a method that might achieve the best of both worlds: skipping the surgery while reachin
Electrodes placed on the scalp could help patients with brain diseases.
High-resolution imaging with conventional microscopes:Tissue-expansion technique could allow scientists to map brain circuits.
"I was always very philosophical as a kid, wondering about the meaning of life and what should we do."
In order to map the dynamics of neural circuits in mammalian brains, we need tools that can record activity over large volumes of tissue ...
Ed Boyden is in the MIT Media Lab and McGovern Institute, and a professor in the Departments of Biological Engineering and Brain and Cogniti
Synthetic biology allows scientists to design genetic circuits that can be placed in cells, giving them new functions such as producing d...
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.
Neuroengineer Ed Boyden wants to know how the tiny biomolecules in our brains generate emotions, thoughts and feelings — and he wants to ...
“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.