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When peripheral nerves are severed, Schwann cells at the injury site begin to proliferate and exhibit stem cell-like gene expression patterns.

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Neural Reward System Activity Varies Throughout the Day

By Catherine Offord | November 1, 2017

The human brain is more responsive to rewards received in the morning or evening than in the afternoon, researchers find.

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image: Presynaptic Neurons Fine-Tune Dopamine Signaling

Presynaptic Neurons Fine-Tune Dopamine Signaling

By Catherine Offord | November 1, 2017

Vesicles load more of the neurotransmitter in response to neuronal activity, researchers find.

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Healthy siblings of people with the condition harbor more cohesive connections within certain brain networks.

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Insect Deploys Anti-Antiaphrodisiac

By Shawna Williams | October 1, 2017

Female plant bugs produce a compound to counter males’ attempts to render the females unattractive to other mates.

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image: Microglia Turnover in the Human Brain

Microglia Turnover in the Human Brain

By Shawna Williams | October 1, 2017

Researchers find that about a quarter of the immune cells are replaced every year.

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Pauses may help cells fine-tune gene expression.

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Fish Smell ATP to Find Food

By Sandhya Sekar | September 1, 2017

Sensory neurons in the tip of the zebrafish nose respond to molecular signals released from food sources.

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image: How Immune Receptors Got into Mouse Noses

How Immune Receptors Got into Mouse Noses

By Shawna Williams | September 1, 2017

A study traces proteins’ evolution from the immune to the olfactory system.

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image: Researchers Identify Clue to Asymmetric Cell Division

Researchers Identify Clue to Asymmetric Cell Division

By Shawna Williams | September 1, 2017

Phosphorylation of a surface protein on endosomes is key to the organelles’ uneven distribution in daughter cells.

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