Image of the Day: Tau Aggregation
Image of the Day: Tau Aggregation
Endolysosome leakiness allows tau to build up in cells.
Image of the Day: Tau Aggregation
Image of the Day: Tau Aggregation

Endolysosome leakiness allows tau to build up in cells.

Endolysosome leakiness allows tau to build up in cells.

cell & molecular biology
Increased Neuronal Activity Shortens Lifespan in Animals
Increased Neuronal Activity Shortens Lifespan in Animals
Ruth Williams | Oct 16, 2019
Suppressing the natural age-related increase in neuronal excitation lengthens the lives of worms, and there are indications that the same may be true for mice and humans.
Study Topic Influences Funding Disparity for Black Scientists
Study Topic Influences Funding Disparity for Black Scientists
Ashley Yeager | Oct 10, 2019
A new analysis finds that black scientists tend to propose projects that have lower rates of funding from the National Institutes of Health than other fields.
Tau Linked to RNA Splicing Errors in Flies
Tau Linked to RNA Splicing Errors in Flies
Emily Makowski | Oct 8, 2019
In brain samples from people with Alzheimer’s disease, the protein aggregates more strongly bound proteins involved in processing RNA, the same study finds.
Glycans May Bind to RNA, Initial Findings Suggest
Glycans May Bind to RNA, Initial Findings Suggest
Emily Makowski | Oct 7, 2019
This is the first time sugars have been found connected to RNA molecules, suggesting a new role for RNA.
Microscopy and Imaging Leader Shinya Inoué Dies
Microscopy and Imaging Leader Shinya Inoué Dies
Jef Akst | Oct 7, 2019
The long-time Marine Biological Laboratory scientist was known for using his own hand-built microscopes to image the dynamics of live cells.
Cells’ Oxygen Sensing Discovery Earns Nobel Prize
Cells’ Oxygen Sensing Discovery Earns Nobel Prize
Emily Makowski | Oct 7, 2019
For the Physiology or Medicine award, Peter Ratcliffe, William Kaelin, and Gregg Semenza are credited with figuring out molecular and genetic responses to oxygen levels.
NETs on Film 
NETs on Film 
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2019
See neutrophil extracellular traps in antibacterial action.
Is It Time to Rethink Parkinson’s Pathology?
Is It Time to Rethink Parkinson’s Pathology?
Ashley Yeager | Oct 1, 2019
New evidence points to a waste-clearing problem in patients’ cells, rather than the accumulation of protein tangles, as the root cause of the neurodegenerative disease.
Air Pollution May Damage People’s Brains
Air Pollution May Damage People’s Brains
Catherine Offord | Oct 1, 2019
Contaminants in the atmosphere appear to have harmful effects on neurodevelopment and cognitive function.