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December 17, 2018

Neuroscience Director, Horacio De La Iglesia, demonstrates that delaying the start time of school can impact how students learn and perform in their education

A new sleep study from Horacio De La Iglesia has shown that teens get more sleep, show improved grades and attendance when schools start at a later time. The study demonstrated that when schools push back their start times, adolescents still go to bed at the same time, but will sleep in longer, leading to…


November 29, 2018

Neuroscientist, Partricia Kuhl, demonstrates the benefits to coaching parents to better language skills of infants

Neuroscience faculty member, Patricia Kuhl, and her team show that parents who receive coaching in parentese and other language skills leads to infants with significantly more words than the parents who did not receive coaching. Parentese consists of a higher pitch, slower tempo, exaggerated intonation, and  acoustically exaggerated sounds. Dr. Kuhl and her team have…


November 16, 2018

Dr. Chet Moritz’s nerve stimulation trial is showing promising results for patients with damaged nerves

Neuroscience Faculty member, Dr. Chet Moritz and his team have begun to see breakthroughs with their electrical stimulation tests on damaged nerves. Instead of an extremely invasive surgery requiring implementation of wires inside the body, Dr. Moritz has seen impressive results through electric stimulation from outside of the body. The NSF funded study uses transcutaneous…


November 6, 2018

Neuro Faculty, Michael Bruchas, wins SfN Jacob P. Waletzky Award for contributions to understanding drug addictions

The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) will be awarding Michael Bruchas the Jacob P. Waletzky award this week in San Diego at their annual conference. This award is given to a young scientist whose independent research has led to significant conceptual and empirical contributions to the understanding of drug addiction. Bruchas’ studies illuminating the role of…


October 18, 2018

Neuro Faculty, Tom Reh, uses new model to possibly treat vision loss

Biological Structures and Neuroscience Faculty member, Tom Reh, has been pushing the boundaries to understand the cell and molecular biology of regeneration in the eye. His lab, among four others, have received a grant of $30 million over the next five years. According to today’s funding announcement, new laboratory models will enable scientists to test novel, regenerative approaches and…


September 7, 2018

Autumn 2018 Seminar Series announcement

Another quarter of deep discussions around recent discoveries in the Neuroscience Field is upon us! The University of Washington’s Graduate Program in Neuroscience is proud to promote and host this Autumns Seminar Speakers. Every Monday from 3:30-4:30 we will be hosting Neuroscience speakers from UW and different Universities across the country. For more information, visit: http://depts.washington.edu/neurogrd/events/current-seminars/…


August 31, 2018

Allen Institute creates shared Neuroscience Observatory for Researchers

SEATTLE, WASH. – July 26, 2018 – The Allen Institute for Brain Science, a division of the Allen Institute, today announced the launch of OpenScope, a project that will give researchers around the world access to the Institute’s “observatory of the mind” to study the activity of hundreds to thousands of nerve cells in the visual…


July 31, 2018

Neuroscience Graduates named to Husky 100

The Husky 100 is composed of 100 different University of Washington undergraduate and graduate students across the Bothell, Seattle, and Tacoma campuses. These 100 students are honored for making the most of their time while here at the UW. This past spring, the graduate Neuroscience program had two PhD students receive the designation as part…


July 30, 2018

Neuroscience Faculty discovers how intensive teaching changes brain circuitry in struggling readers

Scientists have theorized that the structure of neural connections can change the way that children identify letters and even alter the way they recognize different words. According to a new UW study by Neuroscience Faculty member Jason Yeatman, struggling readers who receive intensive educational intervention show a strengthened neural circuitry after just 8 weeks. “The…


November 20, 2017

Neuroscience students and faculty team up for an Afternoon with the Brain

On Oct. 22, three Neuroscience Program faculty members and two students took part in an outreach program “An Afternoon with the Brain”. This was organized as an outreach event and also an auction item fundraiser for the Seattle Chapter of the ARCS Foundation. Ten visitors, hosted by Ms. Jacque Doane, successful event bidder, spent the…



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