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Scientists Create a Noninvasive Wearable System to Monitor Stomach Activity Throughout the Day

March 22, 2018

A team of researchers has developed a wearable, non-invasive system to monitor electrical activity in the stomach over 24 hours—essentially an electrocardiogram but for the gastro-intestinal (GI) tract. Applications include monitoring GI activity for patients outside of a clinical setting, which cuts down costs. Monitoring for longer periods of time…

Scientists Develop New Production Method for Seaweed Chemical Used in Brain Research

April 30, 2019

A team of scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego and the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) has developed a new way to produce kainic acid, a natural seaweed neurochemical and powerful reagent used in brain research.

Flyception 2.0: New Imaging Technology Tracks Complex Social Behavior

February 4, 2020

An advanced imaging technology developed at UC San Diego is allowing scientists unprecedented access into brain activities during intricate behaviors. The “Flyception2” has produced the first-ever picture of what happens in the brain during mating in any organism.

Neurons Stripped of Their Identity Are Hallmark of Alzheimer’s Disease, Study Finds

November 13, 2020

UC San Diego researchers have identified new mechanisms in neurons that cause Alzheimer’s disease. In particular, they discovered that structural changes in chromatin trigger neurons to lose their specialized function and revert to a precursor-like state.

Researchers Translate a Bird’s Brain Activity Into Song

June 16, 2021

It is possible to re-create a bird’s song by reading only its brain activity, shows a first proof-of-concept study from the University of California San Diego. The study is an early step toward building vocal prostheses for humans who have lost the ability to speak.

‘Feel Good’ Brain Messenger Can Be Willfully Controlled, New Study Reveals

July 23, 2021

UC San Diego researchers and their colleagues have discovered that spontaneous impulses of dopamine, the neurological messenger known as the brain’s “feel good” chemical, occur in the brain of mice. The study found that mice can willfully manipulate these random dopamine pulses for reward.

Decoding Birds’ Brain Signals Into Syllables of Song

September 23, 2021

Researchers can predict what syllables a bird will sing—and when it will sing them—by reading electrical signals in its brain, reports a new study from the University of California San Diego. The work is an early step toward building vocal prostheses for humans who have lost the ability to speak.

Mindfulness Meditation Reduces Pain by Separating it from the Self

July 8, 2022

Mindfulness meditation is effective in reducing pain relief; UC San Diego study reveals the underlying neural circuitry.

UC San Diego Researchers Earn Air Force Young Investigator Awards

December 21, 2022

Three researchers at the University of California San Diego have been selected to receive Young Investigator Research Program awards from the Air Force Office of Scientific Research, the basic research arm of the Air Force Research Lab.

Human Brain Organoids Implanted into Mouse Cortex Respond to Visual Stimuli for First Time

December 28, 2022

A team of engineers and neuroscientists has demonstrated for the first time that human brain organoids implanted in mice have established functional connectivity to the animals’ cortex and responded to external sensory stimuli.

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