Astrocytes, Not Just Neurons, Play a Role in Sleep
Astrocytes, Not Just Neurons, Play a Role in Sleep
In mice, the brain’s main glial cell type exhibits distinctive patterns of activity across the sleep-wake cycle and influences the response to sleep deprivation.
Astrocytes, Not Just Neurons, Play a Role in Sleep
Astrocytes, Not Just Neurons, Play a Role in Sleep

In mice, the brain’s main glial cell type exhibits distinctive patterns of activity across the sleep-wake cycle and influences the response to sleep deprivation.

In mice, the brain’s main glial cell type exhibits distinctive patterns of activity across the sleep-wake cycle and influences the response to sleep deprivation.

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Deep Brain Optogenetic Control Without Implants
Deep Brain Optogenetic Control Without Implants
Ruth Williams | Apr 30, 2020
Engineering an ultra-sensitive light-activated ion channel into brain cells allows for the control of neurons in live animals without a brain-implanted light source.
Infographic: Exercise’s Anticancer Mechanisms
Infographic: Exercise’s Anticancer Mechanisms
Bente Klarlund Pedersen | Apr 1, 2020
A look at the molecular processes that may feed into the tumor-fighting effects of physical activity
Infographic: CRISPR’d Cancer
Infographic: CRISPR’d Cancer
Rachael Moeller Gorman | Apr 1, 2020
Researchers use a new way to deliver CRISPR/Cas9 to tumors in mice, wiping out the cancer.
Artificial Intelligence Discovers Potent Antibiotic
Artificial Intelligence Discovers Potent Antibiotic
Amy Schleunes | Feb 22, 2020
Researchers used a machine-learning platform to test more than 100 million molecules for antibacterial activity.
Former Jackson Lab Director Ken Paigen Dies
Former Jackson Lab Director Ken Paigen Dies
Shawna Williams | Feb 20, 2020
The geneticist’s long career included leading the laboratory’s recovery from a devastating 1989 fire.
Image of the Day: Synchronized Neurons
Image of the Day: Synchronized Neurons
Amy Schleunes | Feb 14, 2020
Memory formation in mice involves coordinated activity at the cellular level that likely leads to new circuits in the brain.
Snake Venom Gland Organoids Produce Functional Toxins
Snake Venom Gland Organoids Produce Functional Toxins
Amy Schleunes | Jan 24, 2020
Stem cells from nine snake species respond to tissue culturing techniques previously used only on mouse and human stem cells.
Early Epigenetic Changes Regulate Voluntary Exercise in Mice: Study
Early Epigenetic Changes Regulate Voluntary Exercise in Mice: Study
Emma Yasinski | Dec 7, 2019
Altering DNA methylation in a particular area of the hypothalamus halved the animals’ voluntary exercise as adults.
Keto Diet Protects Mice from Flu
Keto Diet Protects Mice from Flu
Abby Olena | Nov 15, 2019
The low-carb, high-fat diet increases the presence of gamma-delta T cells in the animals’ lungs, improving a mucus barrier against the virus.