ENCODE, neuroscience, ecology
Nosing Around
Nosing Around
Mary Beth Aberlin | Nov 1, 2016
Covering neuroscience research means choosing from an embarrassment of riches.
Contributors
Contributors
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 1, 2016
Meet some of the people featured in the November 2016 issue of The Scientist.
Neuron Signaling Persists, Faintly, Even When Key Presynaptic Proteins Are Absent
Neuron Signaling Persists, Faintly, Even When Key Presynaptic Proteins Are Absent
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 1, 2016
Results from experiments in mice revise a long-held hypothesis that certain protein scaffolds are needed for synaptic activity.
Neural Network Found That Helps Control Breathing
Neural Network Found That Helps Control Breathing
Catherine Offord | Nov 1, 2016
The results suggest that breathing is orchestrated by three—rather than two—excitatory circuits in the medulla.
Neural Connectome Method Uses mRNA Barcodes
Neural Connectome Method Uses mRNA Barcodes
Ruth Williams | Nov 1, 2016
Researchers swap microscopy for RNA sequencing to track neural paths in the mouse brain.
 
Neurometabolic Disorders Could Contribute to Depression
Neurometabolic Disorders Could Contribute to Depression
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 1, 2016
Impairments in the production of neurotransmitters may lead to depression in some patients, preliminary results show, opening new avenues for research.
Neuron Populations Involved in Mouse Olfaction Change Over Time
Neuron Populations Involved in Mouse Olfaction Change Over Time
Jef Akst | Nov 1, 2016
Male mice exposed to females, their urine, or a chemical in their urine lost sensory neurons in their vomeronasal organs that respond to that chemical.
Immune System Maintains Brain Health
Immune System Maintains Brain Health
Amanda B. Keener | Nov 1, 2016
Once thought only to attack neurons, immune cells turn out to be vital for central nervous system function.
Time, Flies
Time, Flies
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 1, 2016
By studying the sleep-wake cycle of fruit flies, Amita Sehgal is revealing how the body’s circadian and sleep rhythms are regulated.
Two-Photon Microscopy’s Historic Influence on Neuroscience
Two-Photon Microscopy’s Historic Influence on Neuroscience
Alison F. Takemura | Nov 1, 2016
In the 1990s, the development of this gentler and more precise microscopy method improved scientists’ ability to probe neurons’ activity and anatomy.