Wearable, light-based brain-imaging tech to be commercialized with aid of NIH grant
Wearable brain-imaging tech aims to reveal how the brain works in natural, realistic situations. Washington University researchers received a National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to develop and commercialize a brain-imaging cap that uses LED light to gauge brain activity.
Insight into brain’s waste clearing system may shed light on brain diseases
Researchers at the McKelvey School of Engineering discovered how to use focused ultrasound with microbubbles to examine the glymphatic system. Impairments in this system may contribute to brain diseases, such as neurodegenerative diseases and stroke.
Taghert awarded $1.9 million Outstanding Investigator Award
Paul Taghert, a professor of neuroscience at the School of Medicine, received an Outstanding Investigator Award of nearly $2 million from the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences to study how the circadian clock orchestrates multiple biological cycles that operate at different phases.
Drug for rare form of ALS, based in part on WashU research, approved by FDA
A new drug has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a rare, inherited form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). The drug — based in part on research conducted at the School of Medicine — slows the progression of the deadly, paralyzing disease.
Mind-body connection is built into brain, study suggests
A new study by researchers at the School of Medicine reveals that a connection between the body and mind is built into the structure of the brain.
McIntosh receives NIH grant to study ethics in developing brain technologies
Tristan J. McIntosh, an assistant professor of medicine at the School of Medicine, has received a $1.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study ethical collaborations between academia and industry in the development of brain technologies.
Campbell to map network connections in the brains of Parkinson’s patients
Meghan Campbell, an associate professor of neurology and of radiology at the School of Medicine, and Caterina Gratton, of Florida State University, have received a five-year $3 million award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to image functional brain networks in people with Parkinson’s disease.
This is your brain on everyday life
A new study by Zachariah Reagh in Arts & Sciences offers fresh insights into how the brain goes to great lengths to process and remember everyday events.
Zhao studies changes in glia linked to neurodegenerative diseases
New research from the School of Medicine’s Guoyan Zhao and colleagues provides guidance for future study to understand the role of glia in disease pathogenesis using mouse models. The work is published in Nature Aging.
Miller receives Rainwater Prize for Brain Research
Timothy Miller, MD, PhD, the David Clayson Professor of Neurology at the School of Medicine, has been named a winner of the Rainwater Annual Prize for Outstanding Innovation in Neurodegenerative Disease Research.