neuroscience, evolution, cell & molecular biology, immunology
How Experience Shapes Adult Neurogenesis
How Experience Shapes Adult Neurogenesis
Ruth Williams | Oct 27, 2016
Interneurons and mature granule cells in the adult mouse brain are critical for newborn neurons’ responses to novel environments.
Added Neurons Are Functionally Integrated into Mouse Brain Circuits
Added Neurons Are Functionally Integrated into Mouse Brain Circuits
Jenny Rood | Oct 26, 2016
In vivo imaging reveals how grafted embryonic brain cells grow, connect, and mature into contributing members of damaged visual pathways in adult mice.
Lying Repetitively Linked to Decreased Amygdala Activity
Lying Repetitively Linked to Decreased Amygdala Activity
Kerry Grens | Oct 25, 2016
As people continue to tell tall tales, fMRI data show certain brain regions become less busy.
Zika Update
Zika Update
Jef Akst | Oct 24, 2016
Virus’s effect on RNA methylation; identifying brain cells targeted by Zika; virus found in vaginal secretions for two weeks after infection; updated CDC recommendations for Miami
Culprit for Antibody Blockade Identified
Culprit for Antibody Blockade Identified
Amanda B. Keener | Oct 21, 2016
Type I interferon organizes several immune mechanisms to suppress B cell responses to a chronic viral infection.
Week in Review: October 17–21
Week in Review: October 17–21
Jef Akst | Oct 21, 2016
Report finds that pathologist involved in anonymous defamation case committed multiple acts of misconduct; growing eggs from stem cells; neutrophils’ role in metastasis; convergent evolution in birds
Nixing NETs to Prevent Metastasis
Nixing NETs to Prevent Metastasis
Ruth Williams | Oct 19, 2016
Researchers discover that neutrophil extracellular traps help cancers spread, and design enzyme-loaded nanoparticles to destroy them.
Promiscuous Mice Have Extra-Fast Sperm
Promiscuous Mice Have Extra-Fast Sperm
Jef Akst | Oct 19, 2016
The tails of polygamous deer mice sperm have longer midsections than the sperm tails of monogamous individuals of a similar species, and this correlates with improved swimming and competitive ability.
Cellular Cartography
Cellular Cartography
Jef Akst | Oct 18, 2016
Researchers launch an initiative to generate a complete atlas of all cells in the human body.
Single-Celled Life Primed to Go Multicellular
Single-Celled Life Primed to Go Multicellular
Bob Grant | Oct 17, 2016
The unicellular ancestor of animals may have harbored some of the molecular tools that its many-celled descendants use to coordinate and direct cell differentiation and function, scientists show.