neurobiology
Behavior Circuits Mapped in Whole Fruit Fly Brain
Behavior Circuits Mapped in Whole Fruit Fly Brain
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 13, 2017
Using machine learning, researchers have created extensive maps of the neuronal circuits associated with social and locomotion behaviors in the fruit fly. 
Electrical Stimulation Steers Neural Stem Cells
Electrical Stimulation Steers Neural Stem Cells
Ashley Yeager | Jul 3, 2017
Current can guide implanted cells away from rats’ noses toward a region deep in their brains.
CRISPR-Based Therapy Prevents Retinal Degeneration
CRISPR-Based Therapy Prevents Retinal Degeneration
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 14, 2017
An experimental treatment sacrifices rod cell function to save cone cells in mice, preventing retinal degeneration, researchers report. 
ADHD Linked to Structural Differences in the Brain
ADHD Linked to Structural Differences in the Brain
Kerry Grens | Feb 21, 2017
Imaging data show smaller volumes in several brain regions among people diagnosed with the behavioral disorder.
Consilience, Episode 1: Smarty Plants
Consilience, Episode 1: Smarty Plants
Ben Andrew Henry | Feb 13, 2017
A conversation with plant biologists on the age-old dispute over the similarities and differences between plants and animals.
Bigger-Brained Species Have Longer Yawns
Bigger-Brained Species Have Longer Yawns
Kerry Grens | Oct 5, 2016
Yawn duration also correlates with the number of cortical neurons, according to a study.
Minding the Pulse of Memory Consolidation
Minding the Pulse of Memory Consolidation
Richard Kemeny | Jul 28, 2016
Studying sleep spindles could help neuroscientists better understand certain cognitive impairments.  
Stem Cells for Personalized Pain Therapy Testing
Stem Cells for Personalized Pain Therapy Testing
Anna Azvolinsky | Apr 21, 2016
Using patient-derived stem cells, researchers create laboratory neuron models that reflect a patient’s response to a pain drug.
Brain Fold Tied to Hallucinations
Brain Fold Tied to Hallucinations
Kerry Grens | Nov 19, 2015
A shorter crease in the medial prefrontal cortex is linked with a higher risk of schizophrenics experiencing hallucinations.
Rewarding Companions
Rewarding Companions
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Oct 26, 2015
Oxytocin and social contact together modulate endocannabinoid activity in the mouse brain, which could help explain the prosocial effects of marijuana use.