GW Researchers Figure Out How Our Brains Enable Us to Prefer Social Interactions and What Underlies "Social Avoidance" in Rett Syndrome
July 18, 2022
A team of researchers from the George Washington University has now shown how a particular part of the brain called the medial prefrontal cortex enables mice to choose to interact with a fellow mouse instead of an inanimate object. Stimulating this part of the brain in a mouse model of Rett…
February 7, 2022
George Washington University (GW) faculty member Nathan Smith, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics and of pharmacology and physiology at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, was elected to the 2021 class of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellows, in the…
June 11, 2020
Researchers at the George Washington University found that inhibitory GABAergic interneurons in the hippocampus excite the developing brain at ages equivalent to the early third trimester.
December 3, 2019
Each year, close to 3 million Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)-related emergencies arrive at hospitals and ambulatory care centers across the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
May 8, 2019
Researchers from the GW Institute for Neuroscience published a new study in Neuron, which provides the first evidence showing that individual nerve cells fail to make the right number of connections. The reason for this deficit is limited growth of key nerve cells in the cerebral cortex during…
April 28, 2019
The science of pain is an area Anthony S. LaMantia, PhD, director of the GW Institute for Neuroscience, has long wanted to address during the institute’s annual symposium; in its ninth year, that topic was finally the focus of the event.
October 10, 2018
The study published in the Journal of Neuroscience suggests the thalamus controls the development of state dependency and continuity.
September 26, 2018
Vittorio Gallo, PhD, Children's Chief Research Officer, has been awarded a prestigious Senator Jacob Javits Award in the Neurosciences.
November 9, 2017
Leo Chalupa, PhD, vice president for research and professor of pharmacology and physiology, authored an op-ed for The Hill discussing the status of neuroscience in the U.S. and how it can progress.
November 9, 2017
Neuroscientists from SMHS, the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, and the Milken Institute School of Public Health will participate at Neuroscience 2017.