Founded in 2005, the Brain Institute combines interdisciplinary and translational approaches to improve treatments for neurological and psychiatric disorders, and brain and spinal cord injuries.
March 10 - 16 is Brain Awareness Week, a worldwide campaign to elevate the benefits of brain research. U of U neuroscience graduate students, staff, and faculty will volunteer to bring hands-on activities to area schools, reaching more than 1500 students, and to the public. If you would like to volunteer, email Sarah Redmon. Volunteering is a fantastic opportunity to hone communication and teaching skills and give back to the community. READ MORE
Mauna Kea Technologies launched a collaboration with the Laboratory of Robert Hitchcock, Ph.D., Department of Bioengineering, to develop a novel technology to monitor and diagnose lung disease. CellVizio is an ultra-thin, fiber optic confocal endomicroscope that can extend to the distal lung, reaching areas where the traditional bronchoscope cannot. Hitchcock’s group and the University of Edinburgh are integrating this imaging device into an advanced pulmonary access catheter, a breakthrough that will allow physicians to visualize cancer margins and microstructures within living tissue in real-time, leading to faster, more accurate diagnoses. READ MORE