National LaboratorySEARCHNeuroscienceArgonne maintains a wide-ranging science and technology portfolio that seeks to address complex challenges in interdisciplinary and innovative ways. Below is a list of all articles, highlights, profiles, projects, and organizations related specifically to neuroscience.FILTER RESULTSNanodevices for the brain could thwart formation of Alzheimer’s plaquesAlzheimer’s disease is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, affecting one in 10 people over the age of 65. Scientists are engineering nanodevices to disrupt processes in the brain that lead to the disease.Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) images of the porous silica nanodevices. The exposed amount of surface area provides high opportunity to attach the peptide-attracting antibody fragments. (Image by Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory.)Narayanan KasthuriForget about itEven as the power of our modern computers grows exponentially, biological systems — like our brains — remain the ultimate learning machines.When scientists add or remove a proton (H+) from the perovskite (SmNiO3 (SNO)) lattice, the material’s atomic structure expands or contracts dramatically to accommodate it in a process called ‘lattice breathing,’Small Brain, Big DataA neuroscientist and a computational scientist walk into a synchrotron facility to study a mouse brain… Sounds like a great set-up for a comedy bit, but there is no punchline.Adventures of the first neuroscientist at ArgonneBobby Kasthuri wants to map the human brain. Unlike most brain researchers, he wants a literal map: a three-dimensional picture of every single neuron inside a brain.Simulation of a brain showing an unusual configuration of a neuron: one axon (blue) connected to multiple points on a dendrite (green).Unprecedented detail of intact neuronal receptor offers blueprint for drug developersThe NMDA receptor is a massive, multi-subunit complex.Chemical link for hearing and balance found that could aid deafness and vertigo treatmentsResearchers have mapped the precise 3-D atomic structure of a thin protein filament critical for cells in the inner ear and calculated the force necessary to pull it apart.Inner ear hair cells that convert a mechanical stimulus-like sound or head movement into neural signals.Brain Iron as an Early Predictor of Alzheimer’s DiseaseBlood vessel simulation probes secrets of brainNeural modeling helps expose epilepsy’s triggersA brain scan of a person experiencing an epileptic seizure looks like the Great Plains during an early evening in midsummer. Fierce electrical storms pop up seemingly at random, proliferate over large areas and subside almost as quickly as they arose.Argonne National Laboratory9700 S. Cass AvenueLemont, IL 60439+1-630-252-2000Footer menuCONNECT WITH USTour the LaboratoryAttend an OutLoud LectureSubscribe to ArgonneExplore Jobs & InternshipsFind an Argonne ResearcherContact UsCONDUCT RESEARCH WITH USApply to Use Our User FacilitiesCollaborate with Our Centers, Institutes and ProgramsBecome a Lab TechnologistConduct Thesis ResearchApply for a Postdoc AppointmentPARTNER WITH USSecure Our NationIncrease Manufacturing CompetitivenessUnlock Energy Storage PotentialDevelop or License TechnologiesGain Entrepreneurial SupportPartnership ContactsNEWSROOMArgonneNOW MagazineFeature StoriesIn the NewsPress ReleasesMedia ContactsU.S. Department of Energy

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