Opinion: Toot Your Horn
Why (and how) scientists should advocate for their research with journalists and policymakers
Opinion: Aging, Just Another Disease
No longer considered an inevitability, growing older should be and is being treated like a chronic condition.
Neural Connectome Method Uses mRNA Barcodes
Researchers swap microscopy for RNA sequencing to track neural paths in the mouse brain.
Neural Network Found That Helps Control Breathing
The results suggest that breathing is orchestrated by three—rather than two—excitatory circuits in the medulla.
Antarctic Bacteria Latch Onto Ice with Molecular Fishing Rod
Researchers describe the first known bacterial adhesion molecule that binds to frozen water.
Neuron Signaling Persists, Faintly, Even When Key Presynaptic Proteins Are Absent
Results from experiments in mice revise a long-held hypothesis that certain protein scaffolds are needed for synaptic activity.
By studying the sleep-wake cycle of fruit flies, Amita Sehgal is revealing how the body’s circadian and sleep rhythms are regulated.