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Tinkering with Gut Microbes Boosts Brain Plasticity in Mice
Intestinal bacteria contribute to the effect of stimulating environments on the brain’s ability to adapt, a study concludes.
Tinkering with Gut Microbes Boosts Brain Plasticity in Mice
Tinkering with Gut Microbes Boosts Brain Plasticity in Mice

Intestinal bacteria contribute to the effect of stimulating environments on the brain’s ability to adapt, a study concludes.

Intestinal bacteria contribute to the effect of stimulating environments on the brain’s ability to adapt, a study concludes.

neural plasticity
Neural Connections Bolstered in Monkeys That Lift Weights
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2020
A study in two macaques reveals the importance of increasing connectivity between muscles and the reticulospinal tract that runs from the brain stem down the spinal cord.
New Tools in the Works to Probe Adult Human Neurogenesis
Ashley Yeager | Oct 7, 2019
Conflicting results on the existence of new neurons in adults have researchers designing new ways to identify and count neuronal progenitors—and finally get to the bottom of neurogenesis.
Image of the Day: Fountain of Youth
The Scientist Staff | Aug 14, 2017
Neural plasticity wanes with age, but increasing the protein Arc—abundant earlier in life—in the visual cortex of mice can fend off this decline.
Nosing Around
Mary Beth Aberlin | Nov 1, 2016
Covering neuroscience research means choosing from an embarrassment of riches.