A new study by researchers at the University of Chicago is a proof of concept that shows how DNA nanodevices can target specific cell types in living organisms, and how they might be used in the future for biomedical purposes.
When people are paying attention to the same narrative (like a TV show) in real time but not forcing themselves to focus, their brains may become similar—as if synchronized—according to new research from the Rosenberg Lab at the University of Chicago.
New study by David Freedman, PhD and Bobby Kasthuri, PhD from finds that, surprisingly, primate neurons have fewer synapses than mice in the visual cortex.
New research shows cells gather more data than once believed inside the thalamus, a relay station of sensory and motor abilities in the brain. That could change how medicine treats schizophrenia, epilepsy and other brain disorders.
The Yamuna Krishnan Lab and Paschalis Kratsios Lab show that by exploiting either endogenous or synthetic receptor-ligand interactions and by leveraging the biological barriers presented by organisms, they can target extraneously introduced DNA nanodevices to specific cell types in C. elegans, with sub-cellular precision.
Scientists believe the thalamus helps relay sensory and motor signals and regulate consciousness and alertness. But this new research reveals a greater complexity in how the thalamus receives different types of information and relays it to all parts of the cortex.