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Image of the Day
Entire Fruit Fly Brain Imaged with Electron Microscopy
Ashley Yeager | May 31, 2017
Synaptic connections and a new neuron type emerge in high-res images, which hold promise for mapping the complete connectome.
Karl Deisseroth Takes Home Science’s Most Valuable Award
Jef Akst | May 31, 2017
The Stanford University psychiatrist and neuroscientist known for his contributions to optogenetics and tissue clearing is awarded €4 million by the Fresenius Research Prize.
Binge-Eating Neurons Identified
Jef Akst | May 26, 2017
Inducing activity in the zona incerta region of the brain prompts mice to gorge themselves.
Ashley P. Taylor | May 23, 2017
Scientists have identified 40 new genes linked to human intelligence.
Image of the Day: Missing Pieces
Staff | May 12, 2017
Researchers made a 3-D reconstruction of one of neurobiology's most famous brains—that of Henry Gustav Molaison (HM).
Aggie Mika | May 11, 2017
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Image of the Day: Tiny but Telling Flea
Staff | May 8, 2017
The recently updated genome sequence of the
can shed more light on how it adapts to stress, environmental toxins, and warming temperatures.
Diana Kwon | May 1, 2017
Meet some of the people featured in the May 2017 issue of
Anna Azvolinsky | May 1, 2017
Ben Barres recast glial cells from supporting actors to star performers, crucial for synaptic plasticity in the brain and for preventing neurodegenerative disorders.
Computers That Can Smell
Kerry Grens | May 1, 2017
Teams of modelers compete to develop algorithms for estimating how people will perceive a particular odor from its molecular characteristics.