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Infographic: Getting Synapses Ready to Fire
Ashley Yeager | May 1, 2018
A new study reveals more about the role of specialized Schwann cells at junctions between neurons and muscle cells.
Learning Enhances Synapses Between “Memory Cells” in Mice
Diana Kwon | Apr 26, 2018
A new technique reveals certain neuronal connections grow larger and denser when memories are made.
Worms’ Magnetic Sense Questioned
Abby Olena | Apr 25, 2018
Unsuccessful attempts to reproduce the results of a 2015 study reporting that
orient themselves by Earth’s magnetic field spark debate among researchers.
Exercise Warms the Brain, Causing Mice to Eat Less
Kerry Grens | Apr 24, 2018
Directly activating a heat sensor also sensitive to capsaicin in chili peppers in the hypothalamus had the same effect as exercise.
Male Fruit Flies Take Pleasure in Having Sex
Jim Daley | Apr 20, 2018
Sex-deprived males seek out alcohol.
RNA Injection Restores Hearing in Guinea Pigs
Abby Olena | Apr 18, 2018
Researchers deliver small interfering RNAs loaded into nanoparticles into the ears of adult guinea pigs to regenerate hair cells damaged by noise.
Human Brain Organoids Thrive in Mouse Brains
Ashley Yeager | Apr 16, 2018
After implantation, the tissue developed blood vessels and became integrated into neuronal networks in the animals’ brains.
Deep Learning Allows for Cell Analysis Without Labeling
Kerry Grens | Apr 12, 2018
A new microscopy program requires no fluorescent markers to identify cell type, nuclei, and other characteristics.
Neural Circuit of Parental Behavior Mapped in Mice
Jim Daley | Apr 12, 2018
This is the first time the precise brain cells and their connections controlling a complex behavior have been worked out.
Vision Restored: The Latest Technologies to Improve Sight
Anna Azvolinsky | Apr 10, 2018
Cell implants, gene therapy, even optogenetics are making headway in clinical trials to treat various forms of blindness.