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Image of the Day
Neural Circuit of Parental Behavior Mapped in Mice
Jim Daley | Apr 12, 2018
This is the first time the precise brain cells and their connections controlling a complex behavior have been worked out.
Image of the Day: Mosquito Brain
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Mar 6, 2018
Researchers have constructed the first neuroanatomy atlas of a female mosquito’s brain.
Image of the Day: Calcium Signaling
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Feb 20, 2018
Researchers used light-sheet microscopy to form 3-D images of the process in primary cortical neurons from embryonic rats.
Image of the Day: Red Alert
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Nov 9, 2017
Researchers unveil the neural basis of alertness in larval zebrafish.
Image of the Day: Fragile X
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Nov 7, 2017
Researchers uncover the central role of a protein linked to Fragile X Syndrome in mice, one of the leading causes of autism and intellectual disability.
Image of the Day: Tadpole Prism
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Nov 3, 2017
Scientists are making use of
tadpoles to study autism risk genes.
Image of the Day: Fish Eye Lens
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Nov 1, 2017
Researchers develop a new method to highlight specific cells that reside in the lens of a zebrafish.
Lighting Up Monkey Brains
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Nov 1, 2017
Optogenetic and chemogenetic tools illuminate brain and behavior connections in nonhuman primates.
Image of the Day: Painting with Viruses
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Oct 31, 2017
Researchers have used a modified rabies virus and fluorescent proteins to tag individual nerve cells in the mouse visual cortex.
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.