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The Neural Crest cover
Cambridge Press publishes new paperback edition of the classical developmental biology textbook “The Neural Crest”, by Nicole le Douarin and ELSC member Chaya Kalcheim.
Oscillatory graph of three patients
Researchers from the Hebrew University report that analysis of patients’ brain wave patterns can help improve the outcome of Deep Brain Stimulation, a novel type of treatment for Parkinson’s disease, which works by implanting electrodes into the diseased brain area.
Prof. Baruch Minke awarded Prince of Asturias Award for his work in the battle against pain
On Oct. 22nd, Prof. Baruch Minke of the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences at the Hebrew University has been awarded the 2010 Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research by the Prince of Asturias Foundation.
Hebrew University wins public relations award for campaign launching Safra Center for Brain Sciences
The Israel Public Relations Association has awarded a Roaring Lion Award to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in the category of education for its public relations campaign launching the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences at the university.
Scientists from the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences meet with Israel’s president
Scientists from the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences at the Hebrew University met with Israel’s president, Mr. Shimon Peres, on the 24th of May.
A scientific agreement was signed between ELSC and EPFL in Switzerland
A scientific agreement was signed between the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC) and École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland.
singing bird
Bird song learning is a model system for studying the general principles of learning, but attempts to draw parallels between learning in birds and mammals have been difficult because of anatomical brain differences between the two species.
neurosceince
Scientists at the Hebrew University have succeeded in using an advanced method of functional imaging, called two-photon calcium imaging, to monitor the activity of dozens of neurons in the auditory cortex of living mice simultaneously.
Prof. Segev
"Scientists are trying to create artificial life, but we have not yet managed to cross the border between material that is not alive, and life."
Idan Segev
HUJI neuroscientist Prof. Idan Segev says the breakthrough in brain science will be as momentous as the Industrial Revolution.