skip to main content
OSTI.GOV title logo U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Scientific and Technical Information

Title: Unlocking the Secrets of Brain Signals (4K)

Abstract

Scientists have for the first time determined, at atomic-scale resolution, the 3-D structure of a protein complex that provides the ultrafast trigger for chemicals messages sent between nerve cells in our brains. The discovery, which provides a new understanding of the molecular machinery driving brain function, builds on decades of research at Stanford University, the Stanford School of Medicine and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory was made possible by SLAC’s Linac Coherent Light Source, an ultrabright X-ray laser.

Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1242043
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES; NEURONS; SINAPSIS; NEUROTRANSMITTERS; SYNAPTIC VESICLES; NERVOUS SYSTEM; LINAC COHERENT LIGHT SOURCE

Citation Formats

None. Unlocking the Secrets of Brain Signals (4K). United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
None. Unlocking the Secrets of Brain Signals (4K). United States.
None. Mon . "Unlocking the Secrets of Brain Signals (4K)". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1242043.
@article{osti_1242043,
title = {Unlocking the Secrets of Brain Signals (4K)},
author = {None},
abstractNote = {Scientists have for the first time determined, at atomic-scale resolution, the 3-D structure of a protein complex that provides the ultrafast trigger for chemicals messages sent between nerve cells in our brains. The discovery, which provides a new understanding of the molecular machinery driving brain function, builds on decades of research at Stanford University, the Stanford School of Medicine and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory was made possible by SLAC’s Linac Coherent Light Source, an ultrabright X-ray laser.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2015},
month = {8}
}

Multimedia:

Save / Share:
Save to Playlist
You must Sign In or Create an Account in order to save documents to your library.