Scientists find algorithm for brain simulations on exascale systems

March 5, 2018 An international group of researchers has made a decisive step towards creating the technology to achieve simulations of brain-scale networks on future supercomputers of the exascale class.  The breakthrough, published in Frontiers in Neuroinformatics, allows larger parts of the human brain to be represented, using the same amount of computer memory. Simultaneously, […]

‘Epigenetic landscape’ is protective in normal aging, impaired in Alzheimer’s disease

Coronal section of human brain indicating the lateral temporal lobe (red circle) used in this study. Credit: Coronal section of human brain indicating The lab of Shelley Berger, PhD, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Coronal section of human brain indicating the lateral temporal lobe (red circle) used in this study. Credit: Coronal section […]

Researchers pinpoint gene responsible for neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism

A study led by researchers at McMaster University has pinpointed a gene that is responsible for neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism. Researchers found alterations of the gene thousand and one amino-acid kinase 2, known as TAOK2, plays a direct role in these disorders. This is the first comprehensive study that supports previous research suggesting the involvement […]