Two drawn heads on a blue background with gears in their heads. A red spot on two gears is magnified over one head.
Biological Sex Influences Brain Protein Expression
Shelby Bradford, PhD | Apr 4, 2024 | 3 min read
Neurological disorders often have sex biases, and these differences could be due to altered protein expression in the brain.
Image of a brain section with various colors to denote different cell types (left) and different brain regions (right).
A Cell-by-Cell Map of the Entire Mouse Brain
Laura Tran, PhD | Apr 1, 2024 | 2 min read
A colorful mosaic that maps the positions and roles of cells in the mouse brain offers insights into its functional complexities.
<em >The Scientist</em>&rsquo;s Journal Club: Neuroscience and Cell Biology
The Scientist’s Journal Club: Neuroscience and Cell Biology
The Scientist Staff | 1 min read
Scientists discuss their latest findings on cell secretory states, synapse formation, and neurodegenerative disease.
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 white and tan mother rat watches over several rat pups.&nbsp;
Babies on the Brain
Hannah Thomasy, PhD | Apr 1, 2024 | 2 min read
In rats, motherhood leaves long-term biological signatures in a brain region that is crucial for learning and memory.
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Artificial Neural Networks: Learning by Doing
Shelby Bradford, PhD | 8 min read
Designed to mimic the brain itself, artificial neural networks use mathematical equations to identify and predict patterns in datasets and images.
Different colored cartoon viruses entering holes in a cartoon of a human brain.
A Journey Into the Brain
Danielle Gerhard, PhD | Mar 22, 2024 | 10+ min read
With the help of directed evolution, scientists inch closer to developing viral vectors that can cross the human blood-brain barrier to deliver gene therapy.
Illustration of a web of dark blue neurons with a purple glow at the center of each neuron.
How the Brain Hits the Brakes on Aging 
Aparna Nathan, PhD | Mar 18, 2024 | 4 min read
Neurons linked to metabolic processes slow aging in mice.
Virtual Laboratories for Remote Benchwork and Breakthroughs
The Scientist | 2 min read
Scientists discuss the advent of robotically run research and the new era of academic cloud labs on the horizon.
The mitochondria inside of a neuron are shown in red. The neuron&rsquo;s protrusions called dendritic spines are shown in cyan.
How Mitochondria Stay Still in Neurons
Mariella Bodemeier Loayza Careaga, PhD | Mar 13, 2024 | 5 min read
An endoplasmic reticulum associated protein holds mitochondria in place in dendrites. This spatial stabilization possibly provides a local energy source for synaptic plasticity. 
A computer-generated brain encapsulated in an ice cube rests on a table
How Cold Affects the Brain
Andrew Chapman | Mar 7, 2024 | 4 min read
The brain works hard to keep the body warm in cold weather, but a drop in core temperature can cause troublesome chemical changes.
Using Brain Organoids in Human Health and Disease Research
Using Brain Organoids in Human Health and Disease Research
The Scientist | 1 min read
Learn how scientists across life science and engineering disciplines join forces to build brain organoids that mimic neurodevelopment.
Stay Salty: Maternal Diet Affects an Offspring’s Neuronal Taste Circuit
Shelby Bradford, PhD | Mar 6, 2024 | 3 min read
Low salt intake during pregnancy in mice influences the pruning of extra synapses of the taste circuit later in life.
Two Neuron Populations Prolong Aggression
Holly Barker, PhD | Mar 4, 2024 | 4 min read
Scientists are a step closer to uncovering the neural changes that underlie sustained mental states.
3D rendered microscopic view of neurons and synapses.
Blood-based Biomarkers: New Outlooks for Neurological Disorders 
Quanterix | 1 min read
Ultra-sensitive biomarkers and immunoassays help researchers investigate neurological health and disease, leading to new therapeutics and diagnostics.
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From the Expert: Machine Learning and Artificial Neural Networks
The Scientist | Mar 1, 2024 | 1 min read
Grace Lindsay explains machine learning and describes how artificial neural networks mimic the architecture of brain neurons to learn from and process data.
A researcher looks at the screen of an imaging equipment. She sees a picture of a Western blot membrane.
The Mysterious Western Blot Message
Mariella Bodemeier Loayza Careaga, PhD | Mar 1, 2024 | 2 min read
Elissavet Chartampila meticulously crafted handwritten labels for her lab tools. Little did she know that some labels last forever.
<em >The Scientist</em>&rsquo;s Journal Club: Olfaction and the Brain
The Scientist’s Journal Club: Olfaction and the Brain
The Scientist | 1 min read
Gonzalo Otazu will discuss how the brain processes smells differently in neurotypical mice compared to a mouse model of autism spectrum disorder.
Exploring the Past, Present, and Future of Brain Organoids 
Niki Spahich, PhD | Feb 18, 2024 | 5 min read
Paola Arlotta seeks to understand the complex symphony of brain development in vitro by using organoid models.
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A Science Sleuth Accuses a Harvard Medical School Neuroscientist of Research Misconduct
Danielle Gerhard, PhD | Feb 15, 2024 | 5 min read
Researchers await the outcome of an ongoing investigation into dozens of instances of alleged image problems spanning 29 publications over a period of 23 years.