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Karen Zusi | Mar 1, 2016
A web of cell types in one of the brain’s chief wake centers keeps animals up—but also puts them to sleep.
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 1, 2015
Eve Marder’s quest to understand neurotransmitter signaling is more than 40 years old and still going strong.
An Eye for Detail
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 1, 2014
Vision researcher John Dowling has spent a lifetime studying the neural architecture of the retina. He is closing his laboratory after 53 years, opting to extend these studies as a postdoc.
Molecular Neuroscientist Dies
Tracy Vence | Aug 11, 2014
Stephen Heinemann, who along with his colleagues identified the genes encoding the major excitatory neurotransmitter receptors in the brain, has passed away at age 75.
Minis Ensure Synaptic Maturation
Tracy Vence | May 7, 2014
Once considered neurotransmission-related noise, scientists now show that the spontaneous release of presynaptic vesicles is imperative for the maturation of
Telomeres Show Signs of Early-Life Stress
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Apr 7, 2014
Reduction in telomere length is associated with stress early on in life and may have a genetic component, researchers find.
Neural Target for Autism?
Jef Akst | Feb 7, 2014
Mouse and rat models of the developmental disorder responded positively to a drug given to their mothers a day before birth.
Lasker Winners Announced
Tracy Vence | Sep 9, 2013
Discoveries related to rapid neurotransmitter release are among those recognized by the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation this year.
Leading Neuroscientist Dies
Louis-Eric Trudeau | Nov 30, 2012
Laurent Descarries, well known for his research on the brain’s axon terminals, has passed away at the age of 73.
Thomas J. Park and Rochelle Buffenstein | Jun 1, 2012
What can a twentysomething naked mole-rat tell us about fighting pain, cancer, and aging?