By Thomas Insel on September 16, 2013
With more than 100 common gene variants recently implicated in schizophrenia and autism, the problem now is to pinpoint how they might change brain circuits. A promising new tool is a sort of budding brain in a dish. What’s amazing – eclipsing earlier “disease-in-a-dish” discoveries – is that, over weeks and months, differentiating cells in these “organoids” organize themselves according to the architecture that we see in a functioning human brain.
By Thomas Insel on August 06, 2013
Dr. Insel reports in his blog about intriguing findings published this summer on the genes and disruptions in brain circuitry involved in schizophrenia.
By Thomas Insel on June 14, 2013
Dr. Insel talks about the value of data sharing and collaboration to promote innovation and scientific discovery.
By Thomas Insel on December 26, 2012
Dr. Insel highlights key recent findings in research on autism spectrum disorders.
By Thomas Insel on August 24, 2012
Numerous provocative advances in neuroscience were reported during the summer of 2012.