Increased Neuronal Activity Shortens Lifespan in Animals
Increased Neuronal Activity Shortens Lifespan in Animals
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.
Increased Neuronal Activity Shortens Lifespan in Animals
Increased Neuronal Activity Shortens Lifespan in Animals

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.

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.

gene expression
Image of the Day: Alzheimer’s GenesImage of the Day: Alzheimer’s Genes
Image of the Day: Alzheimer’s Genes
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 19, 2019
Mutations within the MS4A gene cluster have been linked to changes in protein levels that affect disease risk.
Image of the Day: Seizure Proteins
Image of the Day: Seizure Proteins
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 14, 2019
The sei ion channel in fruit flies keeps their neuronal excitability in check.
Image of the Day: Expressive Hydra
Image of the Day: Expressive Hydra
Nicoletta Lanese | Jul 26, 2019
Researchers track which genes are active in the polyp during successive cell states.
In Our Blood: A Profile of Stuart Orkin
In Our Blood: A Profile of Stuart Orkin
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 15, 2019
By unraveling the molecular underpinnings of inherited blood disorders, the Boston Children’s Hospital researcher has provided the basis for therapies now being tested for beta-thalassemia and sickle cell disease.
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).
Image of the Day: Gnashers
Image of the Day: Gnashers
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 18, 2019
A mollusk grows magnetic teeth so tough they can grind down rocks.  
Researchers Engineer Epigenome Editors to Study How Gene Expression Affects Disease
Researchers Engineer Epigenome Editors to Study How Gene Expression Affects Disease
Ashley Yeager | Jan 1, 2019
Using CRISPR and other tools, scientists are modifying DNA methylation, histone marks, and other modifiers of gene expression to understand how they affect health and disease.
Top Technical Advances in 2018
Top Technical Advances in 2018
Shawna Williams | Dec 24, 2018
The year’s most impressive achievements include ecology research via drone, mice with two dads, and the use of artificial intelligence to identify and monitor cancer cells.
Visualizing Gene Expression in Individual Cells in Thick Tissues
Visualizing Gene Expression in Individual Cells in Thick Tissues
Ruth Williams | Oct 1, 2018
STARmap enables simultaneous analysis of multiple RNAs in intact, bulky samples.