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Researchers watch in 3D as neurons talk to each other in a living mouse brain

Researchers watch in 3D as neurons talk to each other in a living mouse brainWhen the brain is at work, neurons talk rapidly to one another, forming networks. Using a new method based on so-called light sculpting, scientists have recorded the activity in these networks within three-dimensional sections of the brains of mice. More »

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Study uncovers how cells organize the growth of their structural filaments

Study uncovers how cells organize the growth of their structural filamentsResearchers have described how two proteins work together to guide the assembly of important structural elements known as microtubules within the cell. This discovery helps explain how cells prepare to use these filaments. More »

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Study suggests humans can detect even the smallest units of light

Researches have found new evidence of just how sensitive an instrument the human eye is. When adjusted to the dark, the eye can detect the occurrence of a single photon, according to a recent study. More »

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In the News – Los Angeles Times – Vaziri

The human eye can detect a single photon, study finds   “‘It’s not like a dim flash of light or anything like that,’ said Alipasha Vaziri, a quantum physicist at Rockefeller University in New York City and the senior author … More »

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New faculty member develops light-based tools to study the brain

Newest addition to Rockefeller faculty studies how cellular metabolism contributes to diseaseAlipasha Vaziri, who was appointed a tenure-track associate professor in September, seeks to capture and manipulate interactions among neurons within the living brain. He uses his background in physics to develop innovative ways of recording neural activity quickly and across large areas, all at single-cell resolution. More »

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