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image: Image of the Day: Butterfly Wing Scents

Image of the Day: Butterfly Wing Scents

By | November 13, 2017

In Heliconius butterflies, researchers discover the importance of a male wing structure in female choice. 

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image: Image of the Day: Solar Butterfly

Image of the Day: Solar Butterfly

By | October 27, 2017

The wings of black butterflies are inspiring the design of new solar-cell technology.

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image: Image of the Day: Fear Center

Image of the Day: Fear Center

By | October 26, 2017

A set of neurons in the brain’s central amygdala plays a key role in forming memories of aversive experiences, scientists find in mice.  

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image: Image of the Day: Lysosomes Go Traveling

Image of the Day: Lysosomes Go Traveling

By | August 8, 2017

To chew up waste in far-reaching dendritic spines, lysosomes are trafficked sometimes hundreds of microns away from the cell bodies of neurons in rats. 

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image: Image of the Day: Cortical Lightning Storm

Image of the Day: Cortical Lightning Storm

By | July 18, 2017

Neurons in a mouse model of autism consistently fire in response to whisker agitation.

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image: Image of the Day: Memory Maker

Image of the Day: Memory Maker

By | June 2, 2017

The enzyme acetyl-CoA synthetase 2 turns on memory-building genes within the nuclei of hippocampal neurons. 

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image: Image of the Day: Smell You Later

Image of the Day: Smell You Later

By | May 15, 2017

Adult olfactory stem cells can be used to grow a smattering of cells important for smell, including scent-sniffing neurons and structurally supportive sustentacular cells. 

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image: Image of the Day: Ears-in-a-Dish

Image of the Day: Ears-in-a-Dish

By | May 2, 2017

Using three-dimensional culture, which allows cells to grow in a ball-shape aggregate, scientists created inner ear organoids containing sensory neurons and hair cells.

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image: Image of the Day: Colorful Crystals

Image of the Day: Colorful Crystals

By | April 27, 2017

Thecla opisena butterfly wings get their unique luster from the crystalline structures in their scales (bottom right).

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image: Image of the Day: Amazing Astrocytes

Image of the Day: Amazing Astrocytes

By | May 19, 2015

They aren't neurons, but in rats, glial cells in the brain called astrocytes (red) play a major role in repetitive motions like chewing and breathing.

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