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Illustration of a human brain shaped puzzle on a pink background. An electroencephalogram recording is depicted on top of the brain.
How the Brain Selects What Experiences to Keep
A brain rhythm in the hippocampus tags events for replaying during sleep, revealing a potential mechanism for selecting experiences for long-term storage. 
How the Brain Selects What Experiences to Keep
How the Brain Selects What Experiences to Keep

A brain rhythm in the hippocampus tags events for replaying during sleep, revealing a potential mechanism for selecting experiences for long-term storage. 

A brain rhythm in the hippocampus tags events for replaying during sleep, revealing a potential mechanism for selecting experiences for long-term storage. 

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Unveiling the Mysteries of Hibernation and Torpor
Mariella Bodemeier Loayza Careaga, PhD | Apr 1, 2024 | 2 min read
Neuroscientist Siniša Hrvatin explores how animals initiate and regulate states of dormancy.
a Taenia solium parasite, a human brain, and lines that represent an electroencephalogram (EEG) recording.
How a Parasite Excites the Brain
Mariella Bodemeier Loayza Careaga, PhD | Feb 1, 2024 | 2 min read
Tapeworm larvae may cause seizures by releasing excitatory amino acids into the brain.
<em >The Scientist</em>&rsquo;s Journal Club: Neuroscience
The Scientist’s Journal Club: Neuroscience 
The Scientist | 1 min read
Scientists present the latest research on cortical neuronal networks, neuronal signaling, and amyloid-forming proteins. 
Albert Quintana wears a lab coat and stands against a background of laboratory equipment.
The Culprits Behind Motion Sickness
Hannah Thomasy, PhD | Feb 1, 2024 | 2 min read
Scientists identified neurons that drive the disagreeable symptoms of motion sickness in mice.
Fresh asparagus sliced horizontally, revealing inner microchannel structure.
Food for Thought: A Recipe for Regenerating Nerves
Iris Kulbatski, PhD | Oct 23, 2023 | 3 min read
Al dente asparagus stalks may hold the key to successful neural stem cell therapy for repairing injured axons.
Neurons traversing the brain with an area of red neurodegeneration
LabTalk Podcast - The New Era of Neurodegeneration Research
The Scientist | 1 min read
Erdem Gültekin Tamgüney discusses the future of neurodegeneration research and his work exploring the link between stroke and Parkinson’s disease.
Infant hands holding bottle of milk on light blue floor background.
Myo-inositol in Human Breast Milk Improves Brain Connectivity
Charlene Lancaster, PhD | Oct 16, 2023 | 4 min read
Researchers find that the sugar myo-inositol is abundant early in lactation and increases synapse size and abundance in the developing brain.
Fluorescently labeled neuron cell bodies in blue in the center compartment of a three-compartment microfluidic chamber grow through tiny grooves to enter the left and the right chambers, where they extend axons fibers, also shown in blue.
Visualizing Axon Pruning
Tiffany Garbutt, PhD | Oct 2, 2023 | 2 min read
During development, neurons trim hundreds of excess axons in an intricately coordinated destructive process.
The Brain Inside Out: Mapping the Nervous System Wiring
The Brain Inside Out: Mapping the Nervous System's Wiring
The Scientist | 1 min read
An expert panel will describe their efforts to chart billions of neuronal connections and discuss how this data provides unparalleled insight into neuronal cell biology, signal processing, and behavior.
MRI images of brains from patients with epilepsy
Defending against Dravet
Aparna Nathan, PhD | Aug 21, 2023 | 3 min read
Gene therapy may be the first step toward curing a rare genetic epilepsy.
Six black-and-white MRI images of a brain at different cross-sections.
Is DIANA fMRI Data Real?
Ida Emilie Steinmark, PhD | Aug 17, 2023 | 4 min read
New preprints failed to reproduce the buzzy new neuroimaging technique DIANA fMRI, but its inventor remains steadfast.
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Using Digital Spatial Profiling for Transcriptomic Analysis of Neuronal Subpopulations
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with Advanced Cell Diagnostics | 1 min read
Kit Fuhrman and Anushka Dikshit present how to obtain whole transcriptome data from spatially mapped neuron populations.
The image shows a brain section of the mouse amygdala. Using fluorescent markers, the expression of synapses is shown in purple, while neurons are shown as red dots and the microRNA miR-483-5p is shown as green dots.
A Brain MicroRNA Curbs Anxiety
Mariella Bodemeier Loayza Careaga, PhD | Aug 1, 2023 | 2 min read
Upregulation of a specific microRNA in the brain lessened anxiety and reduced the expression of stress-related genes in mice. 
In this transgenic ant pupa surrounded by wild type pupae, green fluorescence on top reveals olfactory sensory neurons. On the bottom, the expression of red fluorescent protein shows throughout the ant pupa body.
Spying on Transgenic Ants Reveals How Their Brains Respond to Alarm Odors
Alejandra Manjarrez, PhD | Jul 7, 2023 | 2 min read
By successfully creating transgenic ants for the first time, researchers discovered that danger-signaling pheromones activate a sensory hub in the ants’ brains.
Mapping Neuronal Gene Expression to Understand Pain
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with Advanced Cell Diagnostics | 1 min read
Ted Price, Diana Tavares-Ferreira, and Stephanie Shiers discuss how mapping gene expression at the neuronal level provides insight into pain mechanisms and anti-pain drug development.
Brain cell in purple on a black background. Arc mRNAs are labeled green and are mainly localized in the cell nucleus and in the dendrites.
Short-lived Molecules Support Long-term Memory 
Alejandra Manjarrez, PhD | Jun 6, 2023 | 3 min read
A gene essential for information storage in the brain engages an autoregulatory feedback loop to consolidate memory.
Neurons (green) fire differently depending on whether the astrocytes (red) they are grown with are cultivated from people with or without fragile X.
Astrocytes Fuel Erratic Firing in Fragile X Neurons
Lauren Schenkman, Spectrum | May 30, 2023 | 4 min read
This new understanding could one day lead to targeted treatments. 
Central Nervous System Modeling with iPSC-Derived Cells
The Creative Services Team in collaboration with BrainXell | 1 min read
Bryan Black and Lucas Thal will discuss their experiences screening hiPSC-derived neural cells to understand chronic pain and neuroinflammation.
Histology of brain
Rare Autism-Linked Mutation Starves Growing Neurons of Essential Nutrients
Lauren Schenkman, Spectrum | Apr 18, 2023 | 4 min read
The mutation prevents certain amino acids from entering neurons, causing the cells to die early in development.
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