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Apr 16, 2018


The Neuroscience Initiative: Studying the Brain in Health an...

The Neuroscience Initiative was launched by the University of Utah Health to take steps towards alleviating the devastating effects of brain disorders.

Sep 05, 2017


Music and the Mind: Opera Diva Renée Fleming & U Neurologis...

Scientists and musicians are joining forces as part of the Sound Health Initiative, a partnership between the National Institutes of Health and the Kennedy Center, to study exactly how music affects the brain.

Aug 24, 2017


Manipulating a Single Gene Defines a New Pathway to Anxiety

Removing a single gene from the brains of mice and zebrafish causes these animals to become more anxious than normal. Researchers from University of Utah Health show that eliminating the gene encoding Lef1 disrupts the d...

Nov 28, 2016


This Is Your Brain on God

Religious and spiritual experiences activate the brain reward circuits in much the same way as love, sex, gambling, drugs and music, report researchers at the University of Utah School of Medicine. The findings were publ...

Mar 14, 2016


Want to Touch a Brain?

Members of the public can touch a human brain or move a ball with their thoughts during Brain Awareness Day on Saturday, March 19 at the Leonardo museum. Brain Awareness Day activities will be presented at the museum fre...

Jun 03, 2015


University of Utah Neuroscience Initiative Announces Inaugur...

The University of Utah’s Neuroscience Initiative has awarded seed grants to six collaborative projects aimed at deepening our understanding of the brain in disease and in health, and transforming this knowledge into in...