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Identity-Shifting Brain Cells
Ruth Williams | Sep 10, 2015
Cortical interneurons in mice exhibit activity-dependent alterations to their characteristic firing patterns.
Gene Linked to Pain Insensitivity
Kerry Grens | May 27, 2015
People with a congenital disorder that makes them unable to feel pain have mutations in a histone-modifying gene.
Minis Ensure Synaptic Maturation
Tracy Vence | May 7, 2014
Once considered neurotransmission-related noise, scientists now show that the spontaneous release of presynaptic vesicles is imperative for the maturation of
Lifelong Neuronal Rebirth
Kate Yandell | Feb 20, 2014
Neuronal regeneration in the human adult brain is more widespread than previously thought.
Nascent Neurons Break Free
Kerry Grens | Jan 9, 2014
Neuronal precursors are partially dismantled during early development before they find their fate.
An Olfaction Odyssey
Megan Scudellari | Oct 1, 2013
Thanks to a book, a war, and a big green caterpillar, John Hildebrand found himself mapping the exquisite and surprising wiring of the insect olfactory system.
Neurons Live Longer in New Brains
Sabrina Richards | Feb 25, 2013
Transplanting mouse neurons into rats allows the neurons to survive twice as long as they would in mice.
Rita Levi-Montalcini Dies
Kelly Rae Chi | Jan 1, 2013
The neurophysiologist who earned a Nobel Prize for discovering nerve growth factor has passed away at age 103.
Neglected Babies Develop Less Myelin
Edyta Zielinska | Sep 17, 2012
Mice raised in isolation from their mothers developed cognitive deficits similar to those of babies raised in orphanages where physical contact is infrequent.
How to Make Eyeball Stew
Hannah Waters | Mar 1, 2012
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