September 1, 2013|
Bacteriophages shuttle genes between diverse ecosystems.
August 1, 2013|
Designing circuits in living cells is messy business.
December 6, 2012|
Insulin, long recognized as a primary regulator of blood glucose, is now also understood to play key roles in neuroplasticity, neuromodulation, and neurotrophism.
October 1, 2012|
Long non-protein-coding RNA (lncRNA) sequences are often transcribed from the opposite, or antisense, strand of a protein coding gene. In the past few years, research has shown that these lncRNAs play a number of regulatory roles in the cell. For exa
January 1, 2012|
Not all inflammation leads to pain. Despite widespread infection followed by fever, colds rarely cause pain. But when some cytokines and certain immune cells are active near pain-sensing nerves, they trigger receptors that convey pain sensations to the brain.
July 1, 2011|
The optogenetic toolset is composed of genetically encoded molecules that, when targeted to specific neurons in the brain, enable the electrical activity of those neurons to be driven or silenced by light.
February 1, 2011|
The hallmark pathology of Parkinson’s disease is the damage and death of dopamine producing neurons in the brain.
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