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In mice and flies, the Arc protein forms capsids and carries genetic information.

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First In Vivo Function Found for Animal Circular RNA

By Catherine Offord | August 10, 2017

Mice lacking the RNA had deregulated microRNAs in the brain, disrupted synaptic communication, and behavioral abnormalities associated with neuropsychiatric disorders.

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Memories Erased from Snail Neurons

By Diana Kwon | June 28, 2017

Scientists block particular enzymes to remove the cellular signatures associated with specific memory types.  

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Results from experiments in mice revise a long-held hypothesis that certain protein scaffolds are needed for synaptic activity.

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image: Two-Photon Microscopy’s Historic Influence on Neuroscience

Two-Photon Microscopy’s Historic Influence on Neuroscience

By Alison F. Takemura | November 1, 2016

In the 1990s, the development of this gentler and more precise microscopy method improved scientists’ ability to probe neurons’ activity and anatomy.

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Brain Prize Winners Announced

By Catherine Offord | March 3, 2016

Three UK neuroscientists jointly win the €1 million European Brain Prize for their work on memory.

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One Gene, Two Disorders

By Karen Zusi | December 11, 2015

Researchers link different mutations in a single gene to autistic and schizophrenic phenotypes in mice.

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Lost Memories Reactivated in Mice

By Kerry Grens | May 29, 2015

Using optogenetics, researchers excite selected neurons to reinstate a fear memory that had been blocked.

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image: Synaptic Pruning Improves Autism in Mice

Synaptic Pruning Improves Autism in Mice

By Kerry Grens | August 25, 2014

Fixing impaired pruning and autophagy signaling in neurons eases the symptoms of autism in a mouse model of the disorder.

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image: Week in Review: May 5–9

Week in Review: May 5–9

By Tracy Vence | May 9, 2014

Synthetic base pairs replicated in vivo; cardiac stem cells questioned; miniature neurotransmissions and synaptic development; neurogenesis and memory loss; STAP saga continues

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