Immune Cell and Its Cytokine Control Exploratory Behavior in Mice
Immune Cell and Its Cytokine Control Exploratory Behavior in Mice
Gamma delta T cells in the meninges of the brain release a cell signaling molecule that does more than protect mice from microbial pathogens.
Immune Cell and Its Cytokine Control Exploratory Behavior in Mice
Immune Cell and Its Cytokine Control Exploratory Behavior in Mice

Gamma delta T cells in the meninges of the brain release a cell signaling molecule that does more than protect mice from microbial pathogens.

Gamma delta T cells in the meninges of the brain release a cell signaling molecule that does more than protect mice from microbial pathogens.

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Single-Cell Analysis of Ovarian Cortex Fails to Find Stem Cells
Single-Cell Analysis of Ovarian Cortex Fails to Find Stem Cells
Amy Schleunes | Mar 6, 2020
The controversial oogonial stem cells eluded a team of Swedish researchers who mapped high-quality tissue samples of the human ovary, prompting more questions about the cells’ existence.  
Human Cortical Organoids Model Neuronal Networks
Human Cortical Organoids Model Neuronal Networks
Abby Olena | Aug 29, 2019
After growing in culture for a few months, the mini-brains produced rhythmic neural activity that strengthened over time.
Image of the Day: Smell Circuits
Image of the Day: Smell Circuits
Nicoletta Lanese | Jul 24, 2019
The brain wiring behind scent processing seems to scale across mammalian species.
Brain Surface Area Reveals Overlap in Genes, Intelligence, Evolution
Brain Surface Area Reveals Overlap in Genes, Intelligence, Evolution
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 4, 2019
An analysis of the contours of more than 600 kids’ brains points to links between cerebral surface area and heritability in regions of the brain important in cognition.  
Revealed: New Cortical Neuron Types
Revealed: New Cortical Neuron Types
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 31, 2018
A pair of mouse studies describes neuronal subpopulations not identified before and some of their functions.
Self-Control Center in the Brain Linked to Weight Loss
Self-Control Center in the Brain Linked to Weight Loss
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 18, 2018
Activity in the lateral prefrontal cortex was the best correlate of weight loss in a study of people on a restricted-calorie diet.
Both Sides of the Brain Are Active During One-Sided Arm Movement
Both Sides of the Brain Are Active During One-Sided Arm Movement
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 8, 2018
Researchers directly recorded neural activity in both sides of the brain’s cortex during the movement of only one arm in humans.
Image of the Day: Scatterbrain
Image of the Day: Scatterbrain
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 2, 2018
Distributed neuronal networks help the brain sort smells.
Image of the Day: Hide and Seek
Image of the Day: Hide and Seek
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 26, 2018
Neurons of the embryonic subplate don’t die as scientists had thought.
Human-Specific Genes Implicated in Brain Size
Human-Specific Genes Implicated in Brain Size
Abby Olena | May 31, 2018
Three members of a gene family called NOTCH2NL may have been involved in the evolution of humans’ big cortex.
Stressed Rodents Make Different Choices
Stressed Rodents Make Different Choices
Katarina Zimmer | Mar 1, 2018
Chronic stress tweaks a circuit in the brain that influences how lab rodents make tough decisions. 
Are the Brains of Transgender People Different from Those of Cisgender People?
Are the Brains of Transgender People Different from Those of Cisgender People?
Shawna Williams | Mar 1, 2018
Research into the biological basis of gender identity is in its infancy, but clues are beginning to emerge.
Infographic: Searching for the Neural Basis of Gender
Infographic: Searching for the Neural Basis of Gender
Shawna Williams | Feb 28, 2018
Brain studies have yielded a mixed picture of the neural similarities and differences between people of different genders.
Pigeons Can Switch Tasks More Quickly than Humans
Pigeons Can Switch Tasks More Quickly than Humans
Jef Akst | Sep 27, 2017
The birds’ ability to multitask may be attributable to a more densely packed cerebral cortex, scientists propose.
Infection During Pregnancy Tied to Autism in Mouse Model
Infection During Pregnancy Tied to Autism in Mouse Model
Kerry Grens | Sep 13, 2017
Bacterial strains in mice’s gut microbiomes mediated their pups’ risk for developing abnormal behaviors.
Image of the Day: Cortical Lightning Storm
Image of the Day: Cortical Lightning Storm
The Scientist Staff | Jul 18, 2017
Neurons in a mouse model of autism consistently fire in response to whisker agitation.
Long-Term Memory Storage Begins Immediately
Long-Term Memory Storage Begins Immediately
Kerry Grens | Jun 1, 2017
In mice, cells in the prefrontal cortex—where memories are maintained long-term—start to encode a fearful experience right from the start.
Single-Cell RNA Sequencing Reveals Neuronal Diversity
Single-Cell RNA Sequencing Reveals Neuronal Diversity
Catherine Offord | Jun 23, 2016
Using a new approach to analyze the transcriptomes of thousands of individual cell nuclei in postmortem brains, researchers identify multiple neuronal subtypes.
Pioneering Neuroscientist Dies
Pioneering Neuroscientist Dies
Kerry Grens | Jan 19, 2015
Vernon Mountcastle, who mapped the functional landscape of the neocortex, passed away at age 96.