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Could a Dose of Sunshine Make You Smarter?
Could a Dose of Sunshine Make You Smarter?
Ruth Williams | May 17, 2018
Moderate ultraviolet light exposure boosts the brainpower of mice thanks to increased production of the neurotransmitter glutamate.  
Image of the Day: Cooking Up Neurons
Image of the Day: Cooking Up Neurons
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | May 11, 2018
Using different combinations of transcription factors, researchers create a diverse array of neurons from mouse skin cells.
Artificial Intelligence Mimics Navigation Cells in the Brain
Artificial Intelligence Mimics Navigation Cells in the Brain
Diana Kwon | May 10, 2018
An algorithm trained to move through a virtual environment spontaneously generated patterns of activity found in so-called grid neurons.
Image of the Day: The Five Percent
Image of the Day: The Five Percent
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | May 7, 2018
A map of neural networks in the striatum of the mouse brain reveals clues about psychiatric and movement disorders.
Image of the Day: Spammed by Hydra
Image of the Day: Spammed by Hydra
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2018
A junk mail filter can learn to pick out six behaviors of hydras by analyzing hours of video footage.
Computer Programs Sift Through Spikes in Nerve Cells’ Activity
Computer Programs Sift Through Spikes in Nerve Cells’ Activity
Ashley Yeager | May 1, 2018
Software that can separate signals from noise brings neuroscientists a step closer to understanding neurons’ patterns of communication.
Abundant Neurogenesis Found in Adult Humans’ Hippocampi
Abundant Neurogenesis Found in Adult Humans’ Hippocampi
Ashley Yeager | Apr 5, 2018
Researchers identified thousands of immature neurons in the brain region, countering a recent result showing little, if any, signs of neurogenesis.
Image of the Day: New Neurons
Image of the Day: New Neurons
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Mar 28, 2018
Scientists discover a molecular factor that allows them to follow neurons from birth to maturity.
Image of the Day: Aging Brain Cells
Image of the Day: Aging Brain Cells
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Mar 13, 2018
Scientists identified a gene involved in the age-related deterioration of mouse neural stem cells.
Study Finds No Neurogenesis in Adult Humans’ Hippocampi
Study Finds No Neurogenesis in Adult Humans’ Hippocampi
Ashley Yeager | Mar 7, 2018
Failure to produce evidence of neural precursor cells and immature neurons raises questions about the role of the process in learning and memory.