The Gut of Mice Communicates with the Brain Through the Vagus Nerve
The Gut of Mice Communicates with the Brain Through the Vagus Nerve
The researchers who made the discovery suggest the signaling may form a sixth sense.
The Gut of Mice Communicates with the Brain Through the Vagus Nerve
The Gut of Mice Communicates with the Brain Through the Vagus Nerve

The researchers who made the discovery suggest the signaling may form a sixth sense.

The researchers who made the discovery suggest the signaling may form a sixth sense.

protein, neuroscience, microbiology
Octopuses On Ecstasy Reveal Commonalities with Humans
Octopuses On Ecstasy Reveal Commonalities with Humans
Shawna Williams | Sep 21, 2018
Just as in people, the drug stimulates the animals to behave more socially.
Image of the Day: This Little Piggy
Image of the Day: This Little Piggy
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 20, 2018
Recordings of electrical activity in porcine brains finds similarities to rodent neural tissue.
Microglia Cause Cognitive Decline in Obese Mice
Microglia Cause Cognitive Decline in Obese Mice
Diana Kwon | Sep 10, 2018
The brain’s immune cells gobble up synapses in the hippocampi of rodents fed high-fat or high-sugar diets.
Exercise’s Benefits to Dementia Can Be Made Chemically
Exercise’s Benefits to Dementia Can Be Made Chemically
Ruth Williams | Sep 6, 2018
Boosting both neurogenesis and a brain-derived growth factor can mimic the cognitive benefits of exercise in a mouse mode of Alzheimer’s disease.
How Red Blood Cells Get Their Dimples
How Red Blood Cells Get Their Dimples
Ashley Yeager | Sep 1, 2018
Myosin proteins tug on the cell membrane, giving an erythrocyte its distinct shape.
Infographic: Red Blood Cell Shape
Infographic: Red Blood Cell Shape
Ashley Yeager | Sep 1, 2018
What happens when myosin inside red blood cells can't do its job?
Muscles Hold a Key to Sleep Recovery
Muscles Hold a Key to Sleep Recovery
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 1, 2018
A protein in skeletal muscles helps mice recover from sleep deprivation.
Tiny Tunnels Run from the Skull to the Brain: Study
Tiny Tunnels Run from the Skull to the Brain: Study
Ashley Yeager | Aug 29, 2018
Immune cells travel through these passageways to get to injured tissue quickly, researchers say.
Air Pollution Linked to Decline in Cognitive Performance
Air Pollution Linked to Decline in Cognitive Performance
Shawna Williams | Aug 28, 2018
A study compares verbal and math test scores to air quality measurements in China and finds a correlation.