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Image of the Day: Calcium Signaling
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Feb 20, 2018
Researchers used light-sheet microscopy to form 3-D images of the process in primary cortical neurons from embryonic rats.
Image of the Day: Fear Center
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Oct 26, 2017
A set of neurons in the brain’s central amygdala plays a key role in forming memories of aversive experiences, scientists find in mice.
The Cellular Hallmarks of Consciousness
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 21, 2017
Recording from single neurons of epilepsy patients, neuroscientists show that both the strength and timing of neuronal firing are important to consciously perceive a visual object.
Image of the Day: Lysosomes Go Traveling
Staff | Aug 8, 2017
To chew up waste in far-reaching dendritic spines, lysosomes are trafficked sometimes hundreds of microns away from the cell bodies of neurons in rats.
Image of the Day: Cortical Lightning Storm
Staff | Jul 18, 2017
Neurons in a mouse model of autism consistently fire in response to whisker agitation.
Memories Erased from Snail Neurons
Diana Kwon | Jun 28, 2017
Scientists block particular enzymes to remove the cellular signatures associated with specific memory types.
Image of the Day: Memory Maker
Staff | Jun 2, 2017
The enzyme acetyl-CoA synthetase 2 turns on memory-building genes within the nuclei of hippocampal neurons.
Image of the Day: Smell You Later
Staff | May 15, 2017
Adult olfactory stem cells can be used to grow a smattering of cells important for smell, including scent-sniffing neurons and structurally supportive sustentacular cells.
Image of the Day: Ears-in-a-Dish
Staff | May 1, 2017
Using three-dimensional culture, which allows cells to grow in a ball-shape aggregate, scientists created inner ear organoids containing sensory neurons and hair cells.
Itch Neurons in Mouse Spinal Cords Can Sense Pain
Diana Kwon | Feb 21, 2017
Neurons in the spinal cord thought to be itch-specific also act as a braking mechanism for intense pain, scientists show.