Mouse Model Shows How Parkinson’s Disease Begins in the Gut
Mouse Model Shows How Parkinson’s Disease Begins in the Gut
Johns Hopkins’s Ted Dawson discusses his lab’s demonstration that misfolded α-synuclein can move from the stomach to the brain and cause physical and cognitive symptoms.
Mouse Model Shows How Parkinson’s Disease Begins in the Gut
Mouse Model Shows How Parkinson’s Disease Begins in the Gut

Johns Hopkins’s Ted Dawson discusses his lab’s demonstration that misfolded α-synuclein can move from the stomach to the brain and cause physical and cognitive symptoms.

Johns Hopkins’s Ted Dawson discusses his lab’s demonstration that misfolded α-synuclein can move from the stomach to the brain and cause physical and cognitive symptoms.

ecology, neuroscience
Do Devices that Monitor or Zap the Brain Live Up to Their Claims?
Do Devices that Monitor or Zap the Brain Live Up to Their Claims?
Diana Kwon | Jun 18, 2019
Direct-to-consumer neurotechnologies using EEG or tDCS are becoming increasingly popular, but some scientists are concerned about the lack of evidence for efficacy.
Amidst UK Pollinator Declines, Migrant Hoverflies Are Doing Well
Amidst UK Pollinator Declines, Migrant Hoverflies Are Doing Well
Katarina Zimmer | Jun 13, 2019
A decade-long study tallies the numbers of pest-eating, flower-pollinating hoverflies that travel to the UK every year, and illustrates their important ecological roles in southern Britain.
Worm Parents Pass on Behaviors Epigenetically to Offspring
Worm Parents Pass on Behaviors Epigenetically to Offspring
Katarina Zimmer | Jun 7, 2019
Two research groups demonstrate that in Caenorhabditis elegans, behavioral traits can be passed down through the germline to future generations, even though they aren’t hard-wired.
Stem Cells Delivered to the Nose Restore Mice’s Ability to Smell
Stem Cells Delivered to the Nose Restore Mice’s Ability to Smell
Kerry Grens | May 30, 2019
The introduced cells engrafted in the nose, became olfactory sensory neurons, and sent axons to the animals’ brains.
A Common Atrial Fibrillation Procedure Is Aided by Damaging Neurons
A Common Atrial Fibrillation Procedure Is Aided by Damaging Neurons
Emma Yasinski | May 24, 2019
Patients in a study of catheter ablation who showed signs of more injury to nerve cells and glia in the heart had fewer symptoms after the treatment.
Neural Cell Types Tied to Autism Identified in Single-Cell Study
Neural Cell Types Tied to Autism Identified in Single-Cell Study
Ruth Williams | May 16, 2019
An RNA analysis of human brain cells reveals gene expression changes in cortical neurons and microglia linked to autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
This Deep-Sea Fish Has the Most Types of Opsins Among Vertebrates
This Deep-Sea Fish Has the Most Types of Opsins Among Vertebrates
Katarina Zimmer | May 9, 2019
The silver spinyfin has an extraordinary diversity of rod photopigments, which researchers propose may allow it to see color in the deep, dark sea.
California Seeks to Ban Chlorpyrifos-Containing Pesticides
California Seeks to Ban Chlorpyrifos-Containing Pesticides
Jef Akst | May 9, 2019
The state’s Environmental Protection Agency says that evidence of the chemical’s link to neurological problems in children is overwhelming.
Machine Learning Optimizes Images for Stimulating Monkey Neurons
Machine Learning Optimizes Images for Stimulating Monkey Neurons
Ruth Williams | May 2, 2019
Neural networks generate abstract images designed to activate particular cells, lending insight into their function.