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Study Pinpoints Potential “Master Regulator” of Age-Related Cognitive Decline
Shawna Williams | Dec 18, 2017
Upping a gene’s expression in rat brains made them better learners and normalized the activity of hundreds of other genes to resemble the brains of younger animals.
Image of the Day: Fear Center
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Oct 26, 2017
A set of neurons in the brain’s central amygdala plays a key role in forming memories of aversive experiences, scientists find in mice.
Image of the Day: Everybody Needs a Friend
Staff | Aug 10, 2017
The protein encoded by the gene that causes Fragile X in humans partners with another protein, dNab2, to alter gene expression in fruit fly neurons.
The Sleeping Brain Can Learn
Diana Kwon | Aug 8, 2017
Humans can remember new sensory information presented during REM sleep, but this ability is suppressed during deep, slow-wave slumber.
Study: Eating Less Helps Worms Learn
Aggie Mika | Aug 2, 2017
Food restriction decreases a metabolite that impedes associative learning in worms.
The Evolutionary Roots of Instinct
Becca Cudmore | Jul 17, 2017
Did behaviors that seem ingrained become fixed through epigenetic mechanisms and ancestral learning?
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.
Infographic: Plastics’ Effects
Ee Ling Ng | May 31, 2017
Lab studies suggest that plastic pollutants in the environment could have detrimental effects on animals’ physiology.
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.
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).