Two Studies Fail to Replicate Magnetogenetics Research
Two Studies Fail to Replicate Magnetogenetics Research
The new work calls into question the idea that neurons can be genetically engineered to fire in response to magnetic fields, a setback for the budding technique.
Two Studies Fail to Replicate Magnetogenetics Research
Two Studies Fail to Replicate Magnetogenetics Research

The new work calls into question the idea that neurons can be genetically engineered to fire in response to magnetic fields, a setback for the budding technique.

The new work calls into question the idea that neurons can be genetically engineered to fire in response to magnetic fields, a setback for the budding technique.

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Aggressive Cancers Feed Off the Brain’s Nerves
Aggressive Cancers Feed Off the Brain’s Nerves
Emily Makowski | Sep 20, 2019
Three studies show that tumor cells can behave like neurons.
Bone Hormone Sparks Fight-or-Flight Response in Mice
Bone Hormone Sparks Fight-or-Flight Response in Mice
Ruth Williams | Sep 12, 2019
A brain-activated, bone-derived hormone called osteocalcin regulates the acute stress response in rodents and possibly humans.
Tau Pathology Present Decades After a Single Brain Injury
Tau Pathology Present Decades After a Single Brain Injury
Ruth Williams | Sep 9, 2019
Patients who suffer a traumatic brain injury may exhibit abnormally abundant tau protein many years later, a new in vivo imaging technique reveals.
Image of the Day: Brain Map
Image of the Day: Brain Map
Nicoletta Lanese | Sep 6, 2019
Scientists traced 1,000 neurons through the mouse brain, uncovering new details about how the organ is wired.
How Evolution Made the Highveld Mole Rat Impervious to Ant Stings
How Evolution Made the Highveld Mole Rat Impervious to Ant Stings
Shawna Williams | Sep 1, 2019
Researchers identify changes to a pain receptor and to an ion channel that appear to enable the rodents to colonize otherwise inhospitable burrows.
The Biology of Suicidal Thoughts in PTSD PatientsThe Biology of Suicidal Thoughts in PTSD Patients
The Biology of Suicidal Thoughts in PTSD Patients
Catherine Offord | Sep 1, 2019
Researchers link levels of a receptor in the brain to suicidal ideation in people with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Human Cortical Organoids Model Neuronal Networks
Human Cortical Organoids Model Neuronal Networks
Abby Olena | Aug 29, 2019
After growing in culture for a few months, the mini-brains produced rhythmic neural activity that strengthened over time.
Kids’ Brains Remarkably Plastic After Stroke
Kids’ Brains Remarkably Plastic After Stroke
Ashley P. Taylor | Aug 23, 2019
A small study reports that, among children who had left-hemisphere damage as newborns, the complementary region of the right hemisphere appears to compensate and protect language development.
Image of the Day: Alzheimer’s GenesImage of the Day: Alzheimer’s Genes
Image of the Day: Alzheimer’s Genes
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 19, 2019
Mutations within the MS4A gene cluster have been linked to changes in protein levels that affect disease risk.