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Mouse Moms’ Behavior Affects Pups’ Genome Structures
Abby Olena | Mar 22, 2018
Mice who get less attention from their mothers have more copies of a common retrotransposon in the genomes of their hippocampal neurons.
Advancing Techniques Reveal the Brain’s Impressive Diversity
Sara B. Linker, Fred H. Gage, Tracy A. Bedrosian | Nov 1, 2017
No two neurons are alike. What does that mean for brain function?
Infographic: Understanding Our Diverse Brain
Fred H. Gage, Tracy A. Bedrosian, Sara B. Linker | Oct 31, 2017
Recent advances in single-cell omics and other techniques are revealing variation at genomic, epigenomic, transcriptomic, and posttranscriptomic levels.
Neuron Populations Involved in Mouse Olfaction Change Over Time
Jef Akst | Nov 1, 2016
Male mice exposed to females, their urine, or a chemical in their urine lost sensory neurons in their vomeronasal organs that respond to that chemical.
Nascent Neurons Journey Through Newborn Brain
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 6, 2016
Young cells make their way to the frontal lobe to create new circuits in the brains of infants, researchers report.
Do Schizophrenic Brains Repair Themselves?
Jef Akst | Aug 1, 2016
Preliminary research suggests that the brains of schizophrenia patients may regain tissue mass as the illness wears on.
Golden Goose Awards for Unusual Research
Karen Zusi | Sep 16, 2015
This year’s honors go to researchers who mapped human populations, showed spots to cats, and offered children marshmallows to examine the kids’ patience and self-control.
Epigenetic Mechanism Tunes Brain Cells
Amanda B. Keener | Jul 2, 2015
Regular replacement of histones in human and murine neurons is required for neuronal plasticity, a study shows.
Jenny Rood | Apr 16, 2015
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Turning Back the Brain’s Clock
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 15, 2014
The brain’s ability to make new neural connections can be restored in mice by blocking a protein that normally acts as a natural brake on neuroplasticity.