Research Snapshots

MBI’s Research Snapshots highlight recent discoveries made by MBI researchers.

Research Snapshots pair an impactful image from work in a researcher’s laboratory — often associated with a newly published manuscript — with a brief description of how the study has impacted the researcher’s field of study. Research Snapshots aim to make research discoveries more accessible for other scientists and the community as a whole.

If you are an MBI researcher and would like to have your research considered for this feature, please contact assistant director of communications Todd Taylor or science writer Michelle Koidin Jaffee.

Research Snapshot: Drs. Eric W. Atkinson and…

Rat-model study suggests novel implantable device shows promise to potentially improve function of prosthetic devices designed to work with…

This diagram represents the MARTEENI implant with insets showing a recording site (top left) where information is collected and hydrogel (bottom right) with channels that support nerve regeneration. The nerve will grow through the hydrogel (blue color) and past the recording sites allowing the collection of biological information at several locations in the regenerated nerve.

Research Snapshot: Drs. Nikhil Urs and Nicole…

Study provides insight into how drug molecules may bind to dopamine D1 receptors.

The image illustrates interactions of small molecule compounds in the D1 receptor binding pocket.

Research Snapshot: Dr. Christopher Butson and…

Study indicates that focusing neurostimulation on specific brain networks could reduce seizures in mesial temporal lobe epilepsy.

RS: Epilepsy