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Remote Mind Control

By | November 1, 2015

Using chemogenetic tools to spur the brain into action

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Into the Limelight

By | October 1, 2015

Glial cells were once considered neurons’ supporting actors, but new methods and model organisms are revealing their true importance in brain function.

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Eye on the Fly

By | January 1, 2015

Automating Drosophila behavior screens gives researchers a break from tedious observation, and enables higher-throughput, more-quantitative experiments than ever before.

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Mouse Traps

By | November 1, 2014

How to avoid pitfalls in assays of mouse behavior

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Lights, Camera, Action

By | January 1, 2014

A guide for doing in vivo microscopy on neurons in the mammalian brain

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Synapses on Stage

By | November 1, 2013

Light microscopy techniques that spotlight neural connections in the brain

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Scents in a Flash

By | October 1, 2013

The modern technique of optogenetics stimulates the complex act of smelling with a simple flash of light.

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Beauty, Science-Deep

By | September 1, 2013

Cosmetics companies use advanced genomics and in vitro technology to make skin look young and vibrant—you may never view the makeup aisle the same way again.

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Pluripotent Until Needed

By | April 1, 2013

Microarrays help keep induced pluripotent stem cell lines in check, from start to finish.

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Brainspotting

By | December 1, 2011

New, minimally invasive techniques for seeing deep inside living brains

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