Jef Akst

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Probing the Role of Tau Protein in Disease

By | November 17, 2016

Researchers at the Society for Neuroscience conference discuss tau’s contributions to epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, and other tauopathies.

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Neuroscience in a Nutshell

By | November 16, 2016

Sessions at the ongoing Society for Neuroscience meeting have covered topics from brain development to emotional processing.

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Categorizing Brain Cells

By | November 16, 2016

Researchers at the Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego discuss new efforts to perform single-cell analyses on the brain’s billions of cells.

image: Probing Exercise’s Effects on Cognitive Function

Probing Exercise’s Effects on Cognitive Function

By | November 14, 2016

Researchers at the Society for Neuroscience discuss what we know—and don’t—about how physical activity affects the brain.

image: Science Advocate, Climate Change Authority Dies

Science Advocate, Climate Change Authority Dies

By | November 7, 2016

Ralph Cicerone, former president of the National Academy of Sciences, has passed away at age 73.

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New Support for Experimental Alzheimer’s Drug

By | November 2, 2016

Merck’s verubecestat, which is currently being tested in two Phase 3 studies, is safe, according to newly published Phase 1 data.

Male mice exposed to females, their urine, or a chemical in their urine lost sensory neurons in their vomeronasal organs that respond to that chemical.

The ribosome-associated organelle consists of tightly packed tubes, not flat sheets as previously believed, according to new super-resolution microscopy images.

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California Institutes to Merge

By | October 25, 2016

The Scripps Research Institute will join forces with the California Institute for Biomedical Research.

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Zika Update

By | October 24, 2016

Virus’s effect on RNA methylation; identifying brain cells targeted by Zika; virus found in vaginal secretions for two weeks after infection; updated CDC recommendations for Miami

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