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Neurometabolic Disorders Could Contribute to Depression

By Ben Andrew Henry | November 1, 2016

Impairments in the production of neurotransmitters may lead to depression in some patients, preliminary results show, opening new avenues for research.

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Male mice exposed to females, their urine, or a chemical in their urine lost sensory neurons in their vomeronasal organs that respond to that chemical.

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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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Nosing Around

By Mary Beth Aberlin | November 1, 2016

Covering neuroscience research means choosing from an embarrassment of riches.

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image: Immune System Maintains Brain Health

Immune System Maintains Brain Health

By Amanda B. Keener | November 1, 2016

Once thought only to attack neurons, immune cells turn out to be vital for central nervous system function.

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image: Another Neural Circuit that Controls Breathing Found

Another Neural Circuit that Controls Breathing Found

By Catherine Offord | November 1, 2016

This third excitatory network helps to regulate postinspiration.

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image: Genetic Tags Illuminate Where Neurons Extend

Genetic Tags Illuminate Where Neurons Extend

By Ruth Williams | November 1, 2016

Barcodes of mRNA travel to the cells' axon terminals, offering a sequencing-based approach to neural mapping.

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Immunity in the Brain

By Amanda B. Keener | November 1, 2016

Researchers document the diverse roles of immune cells in neuronal health and disease.

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Time, Flies

By Anna Azvolinsky | November 1, 2016

By studying the sleep-wake cycle of fruit flies, Amita Sehgal is revealing how the body’s circadian and sleep rhythms are regulated.

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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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