Yang Tan Center News
Three distinct brain circuits in the thalamus contribute to Parkinson’s symptoms
Targeting these circuits could offer a new way to reverse motor dysfunction and depression in Parkinson’s patients.
Convenience-sized RNA editing
MIT scientists expand CRISPR toolkit with new, compact Cas7-11 enzyme.
New research center focused on brain-body relationship established at MIT
K. Lisa Yang Brain-Body Center to investigate the brain’s complex relationship with other body systems.
Thalamic brain circuit helps hold information in mind
This circuit, which weakens with age, could offer a target to help prevent age-related decline in spatial memory.
Using deep neural networks to understand pitch perception
Computational modeling shows that both our ears and our environment influence how we hear.
Integrative computational neuroscience center established at MIT
The K. Lisa Yang ICoN center will use mathematical tools to transform data into a deep understanding of the brain.
Bionics center established at MIT
Interdisciplinary research center funded by philanthropist Lisa Yang aims to mitigate disability through technologies that marry human physiology with electromechanics.
New programmable gene editing proteins found outside of CRISPR systems
RNA-guided enzymes are more diverse and widespread than previously believed.
Human protein delivers molecular therapy to cells
The programmable system is a step toward safer, targeted delivery of gene editing and other molecular therapeutics.
Some brain disorders exhibit similar circuit malfunctions
Study suggests a common mechanism underlies some behavioral traits seen in autism and schizophrenia.
A large-scale tool to investigate the function of ASD genes
Scientists apply the “Perturb-Seq” method to a living organism for the first time.
Imaging a “symphony of cellular activities”
Fluorescent imaging technique captures different signal types from multiple locations in a live cell.