Connecting Neurons...

February 25:

Brad Holinski

BRC 280 4 pm

Bioelectronics: The Push Towards New Medicines

The functions and organ systems of our body are, to a significant extent, controlled by electrical signals that travel along the nerves. Bioelectronic medicines will aim to control biological processes and treat disease by modulating these electrical impulses...

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Neuroscience symposium creates collaboration opportunities

Jason Krell, asunews.asu.edu Jan 20, 2015

Arizona State University’s neuroscience community has such diverse research areas that it does not often come together as a group. But last week, the School of Life Science’s Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience hosted its fifth research symposium, giving more than 100 scientists an opportunity to share their knowledge with each other.

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January 21:

Polina Anikeeva

Duncan Hall 4 pm

Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials for Neural Interrogation

The mammalian nervous system is often compared to an electrical circuit, and its dynamics and function are governed by ionic currents across the membranes of neurons. Many neurological disorders are characterized by inhibited/amplified neural activity in a particular region of the nervous system (e.g., depression) or lack of communication...

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Baraniuk awarded IEEE education medal

Rice Nov 26, 2014

Richard Baraniuk, the founder and director of OpenStax College and Rice’s Victor E. Cameron Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been named recipient of the 2015 IEEE James H. Mulligan Jr. Education Medal.

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Grant to Rice Fast Tracks Cell-Sorting Advance

Mike Williams Nov 14, 2014

A Rice University professor shooting cells down a track for analysis sees a need for speed, and the government agrees. Jacob Robinson, an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering, has won a prestigious Young Faculty Award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to pursue technology that will greatly speed the process of cell sorting, an essential task for synthetic biologists.

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Pitkow Receives Funding from NSF & Simons Foundation for Brain Research

Rice Aug 01, 2014

Most neurological disorders affect multiple aspects of behavior, indicating they are likely to be brain-wide phenomena. Scientists from Rice University, Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Rochester, and the University of Minnesota are embarking on new research that will lead to a better understanding of information processing in the brain, and how failures in networks across the brain may result in disease.

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