SfN 2018: Day 4 Update

Written by Sharon Salt, Editor

Video highlight Today’s news SfN18: Advances in brain–computer interfaces may improve therapies and prosthetics Pick of the posters Yokoi R, Matsuda N, Ishibashi Y, Odawara A, Suzuki I. Drug-induced seizure activities depending on the ratio of excitatory/inhibitory neurons in cultured human iPSC-derived neurons. This study aimed to examine the feature of spontaneous firings and the drug-induced seizure activities depending on the ratio of excitatory/inhibitory neurons in human iPSC-derived neurons. hiPSC-derived cortical neurons, in which the ratio of glutamatergic and GABAergic neurons are from 8:2 to 2:8 were cultured on MEA chips, and the spontaneous firings and pharmacological responses of convulsants were...

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