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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.
Researchers Pinpoint Neurons Behind Sleep Paralysis in Rats
Joshua A. Krisch | Dec 13, 2016
When glutamate neurons are inactivated in rats, the rodents are still capable of REM sleep—but they lose the sleep paralysis unique to REM.
Bridging a Gap in the Brain
Ben Andrew Henry | Oct 12, 2016
Neuroscientists identify how the left and right hemispheres of the mammalian brain connect during development.
Stimulating Novel Neural Circuits in the Mouse Brain
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 11, 2016
With light, researchers can coax a group of neurons in the visual cortices of living mice to fire in concert.
Bird Brains Have Numerous Neurons
Tanya Lewis | Jun 14, 2016
Many avian species have more neurons than do mammals with similar-mass brains.