Nanoparticles Let Mice See Near Infrared Light
Nanoparticles Let Mice See Near Infrared Light
Researchers injected the retinas of mice with nanoparticles that bound to photoreceptors and converted near-infrared light to green light that the animals could see.
Nanoparticles Let Mice See Near Infrared Light
Nanoparticles Let Mice See Near Infrared Light

Researchers injected the retinas of mice with nanoparticles that bound to photoreceptors and converted near-infrared light to green light that the animals could see.

Researchers injected the retinas of mice with nanoparticles that bound to photoreceptors and converted near-infrared light to green light that the animals could see.

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Image of the Day: Multicolor Brain
Image of the Day: Multicolor Brain
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 22, 2019
A newly developed imaging technology visualizes entire mouse brains in two and three dimensions using multicolor fluorescence microscopy.
Rapidly Flashing Lights and Sounds Reduces Alzheimer’s in Mice
Rapidly Flashing Lights and Sounds Reduces Alzheimer’s in Mice
Jef Akst | Mar 15, 2019
Exposing mice to an hour of 40-hertz stimuli every day for a week reduced levels of amyloid-β plaques and tau protein, and improved cognition.
Image of the Day: Memory Jogger
Image of the Day: Memory Jogger
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 12, 2018
Scientists can livestream how the mouse brain’s hippocampus maps the physical world and accesses those memories.  
Image of the Day: Cooking Up Neurons
Image of the Day: Cooking Up Neurons
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | May 11, 2018
Using different combinations of transcription factors, researchers create a diverse array of neurons from mouse skin cells.
Image of the Day: The Five Percent
Image of the Day: The Five Percent
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | May 7, 2018
A map of neural networks in the striatum of the mouse brain reveals clues about psychiatric and movement disorders.
Image of the Day: Aging Brain Cells
Image of the Day: Aging Brain Cells
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Mar 13, 2018
Scientists identified a gene involved in the age-related deterioration of mouse neural stem cells.
Image of the Day: Mouse Pupil
Image of the Day: Mouse Pupil
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 19, 2018
Pupil constriction during sleep may protect the murine brain from being awakened by sudden flashes of light.
Photos of the Year
Photos of the Year
Katarina Zimmer | Dec 24, 2017
From a plastic-munching coral to see-through frogs, here are The Scientist’s favorite images from 2017.
Image of the Day: Make or Break a Habit
Image of the Day: Make or Break a Habit
The Scientist Staff | Sep 7, 2017
Deep within the forebrains of mice, scientists have identified an elusive cell type responsible for forming habits.