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Mitochondria Munchers

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | November 1, 2014

Glial cells consume mitochondria released by neurons in the optic nerve.

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Mixed Signals

By Molly Sharlach | November 1, 2014

Individual neurons in the dorsomedial striatum integrate responses to sight and touch.

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Rhythmic Rewiring

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | November 1, 2014

Circadian neurons in fruit flies form synapses with different, noncircadian brain regions depending on the time of day.

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Cone Cell Correctors

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | October 1, 2014

In mice, adult cone cell outer segments and their visual functions deteriorate if two microRNAs are not present.

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Guiding Light

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | October 1, 2014

Retinal glial cells acting as optical fibers shuttle longer wavelengths of light to individual cones.

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Sound and Light Show

By Tracy Vence | October 1, 2014

Sounds trigger a response in the visual cortex that predicts how accurately a person can identify a visual target.

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Sexless Hook-Up

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | September 1, 2014

Genome fusion at stem graft junctions can generate new plant species.

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Beneficial Brew

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | June 1, 2014

Drinking green tea appears to boost the activity of DNA repair enzymes.

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Nutrient-Sensing Neurons

By Tracy Vence | June 1, 2014

Using just three dopaminergic neurons, Drosophila larvae can sense whether a food source lacks a full roster of essential amino acids.

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Long-Distance Call

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 1, 2014

Neurons may use interferon signals transmitted over great distances to fend off viral infection.

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