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Sweet Taste Receptors Regulate Proteins in Developing Fruit Flies
An unexpected find shows that sweet-sensing receptors also help epithelial cells in Drosophila larvae stay alive amid proteotoxic stress.
Sweet Taste Receptors Regulate Proteins in Developing Fruit Flies
Sweet Taste Receptors Regulate Proteins in Developing Fruit Flies

An unexpected find shows that sweet-sensing receptors also help epithelial cells in Drosophila larvae stay alive amid proteotoxic stress.

An unexpected find shows that sweet-sensing receptors also help epithelial cells in Drosophila larvae stay alive amid proteotoxic stress.

calcium imaging
Conceptual image of blue neurons with glowing segments over blue background.
CRACK Method Reveals Novel Neuron Type in Mouse Brain
Dan Robitzski | Apr 18, 2022 | 4 min read
A new technique reveals cells’ precise locations and functions in the brain. Its developers have already used it to identify a previously unknown neuron type.
Illustration showing how calcium imaging and HCR-FISH combined is a technique called comprehensive readout of activity and cell type markers (CRACK)
Infographic: Simultaneously Studying Neuron Structure and Function
Dan Robitzski | Apr 18, 2022 | 1 min read
A new methodology combines existing techniques to reveal the specific function and location of multiple types of neurons at once.
Measure Intracellular Calcium in Live Cells
From Imaging to Kinetics: Measuring Calcium Signaling
Tecan | Sep 27, 2021 | 1 min read
Streamlining and automating cell-based assays for measuring intracellular calcium.
Scientists Predict Fish Behavior from Real-Time Brain Monitoring
Abby Olena | Jan 22, 2020 | 3 min read
Researchers could anticipate which way an eight-day-old zebrafish will flick its tail based on brain activity 10 seconds earlier.
Image of the Day: Electrify
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 9, 2018 | 1 min read
Researchers have identified what makes synapses strong or weak in fruit flies.
Image of the Day: Cortical Lightning Storm
The Scientist Staff | Jul 18, 2017 | 1 min read
Neurons in a mouse model of autism consistently fire in response to whisker agitation.
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