Editing the genome with high precision
January 3, 2013New method allows scientists to insert multiple genes in specific locations, delete defective genes.
Precisely engineering 3-D brain tissues
November 30, 2012New design technique could enable personalized medicine, studies of brain wiring.
Also labeled: Brain and cognitive sciences, Health sciences and technology, Media Lab, Microfabrication, Neurons, Tissue engineering, Artificial tissue, Medicine, Photolithography, 3-D tissues, Biomedicine, Mechanical engineering, Tissue implants, Stem cells, Bioengineering and biotechnology, Biological engineering
Mehrdad Jazayeri to join BCS, McGovern Institute faculty
October 2, 2012
Introduction to Psychology now available in MIT OpenCourseWare’s innovative OCW Scholar format
July 31, 2012Course is the sixth of seven courses MIT OCW will publish this year specifically to meet the needs of independent learners.
Dresselhaus, Graybiel, Luu receive 2012 Kavli Prizes
May 31, 2012Biennial prizes in astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience include a $1 million cash award in each field.
McGovern Institute honors inventor of brain scan technology
May 3, 2012David Cohen honored for his invention of magnetoencephalography.
McGovern investigator Feng Zhang named Searle Scholar
April 23, 2012
McGovern Institute to honor synapses expert Roger Nicoll
March 8, 2012Named winner of the 2012 Edward M. Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience.
James DiCarlo to head Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences
February 2, 2012New department head succeeds Mriganka Sur, who will lead the new Simons Center for the Social Brain at MIT.
Boyden named inaugural recipient of IET’s Harvey Engineering Research Prize
January 6, 2012Honored for his pioneering research contributions to the field of optogenetics, in which neurons are genetically modified to respond to light.
Neuroscientists identify a master controller of memory
December 22, 2011One gene appears to regulate the brain’s ability to form new memories.
Dyslexia independent of IQ
September 22, 2011Brain-imaging study suggests that reading difficulties are the same regardless of overall intelligence — and that more children could benefit from support in school.