Malaria Parasites’ Biological Clocks Coordinate Cell Destruction
Malaria Parasites’ Biological Clocks Coordinate Cell Destruction
Two studies show that Plasmodium—the genus of protozoans that cause malaria—have an internal sense of time that synchronizes with their host’s circadian rhythms and allows the parasites to collectively attack blood cells.
Malaria Parasites’ Biological Clocks Coordinate Cell Destruction
Malaria Parasites’ Biological Clocks Coordinate Cell Destruction

Two studies show that Plasmodium—the genus of protozoans that cause malaria—have an internal sense of time that synchronizes with their host’s circadian rhythms and allows the parasites to collectively attack blood cells.

Two studies show that Plasmodium—the genus of protozoans that cause malaria—have an internal sense of time that synchronizes with their host’s circadian rhythms and allows the parasites to collectively attack blood cells.

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Malaria Parasites’ Biological Clocks Coordinate Cell Destruction
Malaria Parasites’ Biological Clocks Coordinate Cell Destruction
Abby Olena | May 14, 2020
Two studies show that Plasmodium—the genus of protozoans that cause malaria—have an internal sense of time that synchronizes with their host’s circadian rhythms and allows the parasites to collectively attack blood cells.
Unexpected Brain Strategy Links Two Events Separated by Time
Unexpected Brain Strategy Links Two Events Separated by Time
Alejandra Manjarrez | May 13, 2020
A new study in mice does not find evidence supporting two popular ideas for the mechanism for bridging the temporal time gap between two paired stimuli.
Variants in Water Channel Gene Tied to More Restful Sleep
Variants in Water Channel Gene Tied to More Restful Sleep
Abby Olena | May 12, 2020
The gene, aquaporin-4, is critical in rodents for the cerebrospinal fluid bath the brain gets during sleep. It’s now also tied to slow wave electrical activity during deep sleep in people.
Book Excerpt from <em>The Idea of the Brain</em>
Book Excerpt from The Idea of the Brain
Matthew Cobb | May 1, 2020
In Chapter 10, “Memory," author Matthew Cobb takes readers inside a couple of seminal moments in the scientific search for memory’s mechanics.
Memory in a Time of Quarantine
Memory in a Time of Quarantine
Bob Grant | May 1, 2020
How will humanity record the unprecedented predicament we find ourselves in?
Is Modern Media Destroying Our Memories?
Is Modern Media Destroying Our Memories?
Jared Cooney Horvath | May 1, 2020
It seems as though the more we embrace external technologies, the more our memory faculties deteriorate. But the truth might just be scarier.
Daniel Col&oacute;n-Ramos Reveals the Mysteries of Worms&rsquo; Memories
Daniel Colón-Ramos Reveals the Mysteries of Worms’ Memories
Claudia Lopez-Lloreda | May 1, 2020
The Yale neuroscientist seeks to understand the brain’s architecture and function using C. elegans.
Once Is Enough For Long-Term Memory Formation in Bees
Once Is Enough For Long-Term Memory Formation in Bees
Ruth Williams | May 1, 2020
Honeybees can remember reward-associated odors three days after a single learning experience.
What Do New Neurons in the Brains of Adults Actually Do?
What Do New Neurons in the Brains of Adults Actually Do?
Ashley Yeager | May 1, 2020
Adult neurogenesis, already appreciated for its role in learning and memory, also participates in mental health and possibly even attention, new research suggests.
Savant in the Limelight, 1988&ndash;2009
Savant in the Limelight, 1988–2009
Sukanya Charuchandra | May 1, 2020
Kim Peek, the inspiration for the title character in Rain Man, brought public attention to savant syndrome.