Archive Tag: Discovery Neuroscience

Researchers Adriana Galván, left, and Sarah Tashjian studied activity in two key regions of the brain’s reward system: the nucleus accumbens and the medial prefrontal cortex.
Reed Hutchinson/UCLA

In the aftermath of the 2016 election, certain individuals that were disturbed by the election have suffered from symptoms of depression, while others that were equally disturbed by the election result have not experienced symptoms of depression. Senior Author Adriana Galván, Read more

Dr. Daniel Geschwind
UCLA Health

UCLA researchers are the first to compile a map of gene regulation in human neurogenesis, the process by which neural stem cells become cells in the brain. Gene expression, the switching on and off of certain genes, guides the process of neurogenesis. Senior author Daniel Geschwind, professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and his colleagues Read more

A mini brain organoid, with layered neural tissue and different groups of neural stem cells (in blue, red and magenta) giving rise to neurons (green).
UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center/Cell Reports

UCLA researchers have found a way to create simplified human brain tissue using stem cells, which provides a more convenient method to study the brain and neurological diseases. The researchers call these tissues “mini brain organoids”, which are similar to the human brain in several ways; for example, the anatomy of the brain organoids resembles that of the human cortex, Read more