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Image of the Day: Memory Maker
Staff | Jun 2, 2017
The enzyme acetyl-CoA synthetase 2 turns on memory-building genes within the nuclei of hippocampal neurons.
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.
Scientists Stretch Neurons to Image Fine Structures
Kerry Grens | Apr 18, 2017
A double-expansion technique embeds brain tissue in the absorbent material of diapers to stretch out cells for easier visualization.
How Experience Shapes Adult Neurogenesis
Ruth Williams | Oct 27, 2016
Interneurons and mature granule cells in the adult mouse brain are critical for newborn neurons’ responses to novel environments.
Demystifying the Brain’s GPS
Tanya Lewis | Jul 12, 2016
Studies in rodents are beginning to reveal how mammalian navigational sense works.
Pioneering Memory Researcher Dies
Tanya Lewis | May 31, 2016
Suzanne Corkin, who studied the famous patient “H.M.,” has passed away at 79.
Observing Nascent Neurons in Action
Catherine Offord | Mar 14, 2016
Scientists image the activity of adult-born neurons in the brains of waking mice, and reveal roles for the cells in learning and memory.
Algal Toxin Hurts Sea Lion Memory
Kerry Grens | Dec 16, 2015
Results could explain why the marine mammals have been stranding on the West coast in record numbers.
Allele Linked to Obesity in People
Kerry Grens | Nov 3, 2015
A single nucleotide polymorphism in
is tied with lower levels of the protein and higher body-mass index.
Genetic Repression Boosts Memory
Kate Yandell | Oct 1, 2015
Expression or translation of some genes must be turned off in the mouse hippocampus for memories to form.