New Role for Leptin: Promoting Synapse Formation in Rat Neurons
New Role for Leptin: Promoting Synapse Formation in Rat Neurons
The hormone, which is well known for regulating appetite, appears to influence neuronal development—a finding that could shed light on disorders such as autism that involve dysfunctional synapse formation.
New Role for Leptin: Promoting Synapse Formation in Rat Neurons
New Role for Leptin: Promoting Synapse Formation in Rat Neurons

The hormone, which is well known for regulating appetite, appears to influence neuronal development—a finding that could shed light on disorders such as autism that involve dysfunctional synapse formation.

The hormone, which is well known for regulating appetite, appears to influence neuronal development—a finding that could shed light on disorders such as autism that involve dysfunctional synapse formation.

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Central Nervous System Modeling with iPSC-Derived Cells
Central Nervous System Modeling with iPSC-Derived Cells
The Creative Services Team in collaboration with BrainXell | Jun 8, 2021
Bryan Black and Lucas Thal will discuss their experiences screening hiPSC-derived neural cells to understand chronic pain and neuroinflammation.
Gaining Biological Insights into Brain Development Using Single Cell Technologies
Gaining Biological Insights into Brain Development Using Single Cell Technologies
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with 10x Genomics | Apr 12, 2021
Richard Smith will discuss the importance of ionic flux in in utero neuronal development.
CRISPR Technologies for the New Era of Cell and Gene Therapy
CRISPR Technologies for the New Era of Cell and Gene Therapy
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Nov 25, 2020
Experts will discuss how they use new CRISPR technologies to advance their cell and gene therapy research.
The Scientist's LabTalk Podcast - Episode 2
The Scientist's LabTalk Podcast - Episode 2
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Oct 20, 2020
Surviving Stress: The mysteries of neuronal survival and neurodegeneration
Clues to the Origin and Function of the Brain’s Alpha Waves
Clues to the Origin and Function of the Brain’s Alpha Waves
Amanda Heidt | Oct 1, 2020
Patterns of neural activity known as alpha waves, long thought to originate in the thalamus, may actually stem from a different brain region entirely.
Immune Cell and Its Cytokine Control Exploratory Behavior in Mice
Immune Cell and Its Cytokine Control Exploratory Behavior in Mice
Ashley Yeager | Sep 14, 2020
Gamma delta T cells in the meninges of the brain release a cell signaling molecule that does more than protect mice from microbial pathogens.
Researchers Make Mice Smell Odors that Aren’t Really There
Researchers Make Mice Smell Odors that Aren’t Really There
Ruth Williams | Jun 18, 2020
Using optogenetics, scientists have simulated the sense of smell directly within the mouse brain to investigate the nature of olfactory perception.
Image of the Day: A Mouse Brain Slice Becomes Art
Image of the Day: A Mouse Brain Slice Becomes Art
Amy Schleunes | Apr 1, 2020
A fluorescent image of murine hippocampal cells is the winning microscopy image from more than 400 submissions from 65 countries for Olympus’s 2019 Image of the Year Award.
Artificial Intelligence Decodes Speech from Brain Activity: Study
Artificial Intelligence Decodes Speech from Brain Activity: Study
Lisa Winter | Mar 31, 2020
The technology, tested out on patients with epilepsy who already had electrodes implanted in their brains, is currently limited to 30–50 sentences.
Isotopic Bomb Traces Are a Boon to Biological Dating
Isotopic Bomb Traces Are a Boon to Biological Dating
Shawna Williams | Feb 21, 2020
The decades-old signature of nuclear testing can reveal the ages of organisms, or even individual cells.
Image of the Day: Neural Branching Gene
Image of the Day: Neural Branching Gene
Emily Makowski | Jan 20, 2020
A gene involved in a newly described syndrome affects neural functioning in fruit fly embryos.
Image of the Day: Moth Movement
Image of the Day: Moth Movement
Emily Makowski | Jan 2, 2020
Neuronal signal timing is crucial for muscle coordination during flight.
Image of the Day: Sciency Sweater
Image of the Day: Sciency Sweater
Emily Makowski | Dec 20, 2019
An evolutionary biologist knits a festive homage to her research.
Speech Decoded from Brain Activity in Area for Hand Control
Speech Decoded from Brain Activity in Area for Hand Control
Shawna Williams | Dec 10, 2019
The surprising finding comes courtesy of two study participants with implanted electrode arrays that record activity at single-neuron resolution.
Infographic: What’s in a Mitochondrion?
Infographic: What’s in a Mitochondrion?
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2019
A study finds variations in the levels of proteins for some important processes among organelles from different brain cells.
Image of the Day: Virtual Landscape
Image of the Day: Virtual Landscape
Emily Makowski | Nov 25, 2019
Flashing lights activate fly navigation neurons.
Organoids Don’t Accurately Model Human Brain Development
Organoids Don’t Accurately Model Human Brain Development
Diana Kwon | Oct 23, 2019
A new study suggests that growing in a stressful environment prevents “brains-in-a-dish” from growing in the same way as their in vivo counterparts.
Image of the Day: DISCO Tissue Clearing
Image of the Day: DISCO Tissue Clearing
Emily Makowski | Oct 22, 2019
New methods of visualizing tissue are presented at the Society for Neuroscience meeting.
Glowing Proteins Enable Stem Cell Stimulation for Stroke Recovery in Mice
Glowing Proteins Enable Stem Cell Stimulation for Stroke Recovery in Mice
Nicoletta Lanese | Oct 1, 2019
A new method helps neural stem cells form synaptic connections, thereby restoring lost brain function.