Top 7 papers in neuroscience

A snapshot of the highest-ranked articles in neuroscience and related fields, as ranked by F1000

Megan Scudellari
linkurl:1. Mechanotransduction proteins found; family of proteins, called Piezos, has been identified as important players in mechanically activated ion channels, which make possible several senses, such as hearing, touch and pain sensation. B. Coste, et al., linkurl:Science,; 330:55-60, 2010. Evaluations by M. Moran and D. Kimball, Hydra Biosciences; J. Garcia-Anoveros, Northwestern University; F. Viana, UMH Instituto de Neurociencias; P. Garrity, Brandeis Univ; B. Nilius, KU Leuven. linkurl:Free F1000 Evaluation; linkurl:2. Epigenetics in mind;
Mouse litter
linkurl:Seweryn Olkowicz;
The body's tendency to silence the expression of one parental allele in favor of the other -- a practice known as genomic imprinting -- is much more widespread in the brain than scientists have believed, according to a new genome-wide study in mice. Surprisingly, more than 1300 genes in the mouse brain appear to exhibit "parent-of-origin" epigenetic effects. C. Gregg, et al., linkurl:Science,; 329:643-8, 2010. Evaluations by R. Sapolsky,...
J. Tcherkezian, et al., linkurl:Cell,; 141:632-44, 2010. Evaluations by R. Darnell, Rockefeller Univ; K. Kwan and C.B. Chien, Univ Utah; J. Heraud and M. Kiebler, Ctr for Brain Res, Med Univ Vienna, Austria; W. Kroeze and B. Roth, Univ North Carolina; L. Desgroseillers, Univ Montreal, Canada; L. Columbus, Univ Virginia. linkurl:Free F1000 Evaluation; V. Nikoletopoulou, et al., linkurl:Nature,; 467:59-63, 2010. Evaluations by A.M. Davies, Cardiff University; M. Bothwell, University of Washington; H. Nakamura, Tohoku University, Japan. linkurl:Free F1000 Evaluation; M.R. Cohen, et al., linkurl:Neuron,; 60:162-73, 2008. Evaluations by M. Carandini, University College London; B. Cumming, NEI; D. Angelaki, Washington University School of Medicine. linkurl:Free F1000 Evaluation; R. Mohrmann, et al., linkurl:Science,; 330:502-5, 2010. Evaluations by L. Tamm, University of Virginia; Y. Xu and D. Tommre, Yale University School of Medicine; D. Stevens and J. Rettig, Universitaet des Saarlandes. linkurl:Free F1000 Evaluation; K. Padmanabhan, et al., linkurl:Nat Neurosci,; 13:1276-82, 2010. Evaluations by B. Brembs, Freie Universitat Berlin; R. Wilson, Harvard Medical School. linkurl:Free F1000 Evaluation;

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