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One Gene, Two Disorders
One Gene, Two Disorders
Karen Zusi | Dec 11, 2015
Researchers link different mutations in a single gene to autistic and schizophrenic phenotypes in mice.
Lost Memories Reactivated in Mice
Lost Memories Reactivated in Mice
Kerry Grens | May 29, 2015
Using optogenetics, researchers excite selected neurons to reinstate a fear memory that had been blocked.
Synaptic Pruning Improves Autism in Mice
Synaptic Pruning Improves Autism in Mice
Kerry Grens | Aug 25, 2014
Fixing impaired pruning and autophagy signaling in neurons eases the symptoms of autism in a mouse model of the disorder.
Week in Review: May 5–9
Week in Review: May 5–9
Tracy Vence | May 9, 2014
Synthetic base pairs replicated in vivo; cardiac stem cells questioned; miniature neurotransmissions and synaptic development; neurogenesis and memory loss; STAP saga continues
Minis Ensure Synaptic Maturation
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 Drosophila synapses.
Fuel Gauge
Fuel Gauge
Anna Azvolinsky | May 1, 2014
An optical reporter quantitatively measures the ATP demands of presynaptic neurons.
Prions Important for Memories
Prions Important for Memories
Kerry Grens | Feb 19, 2014
The formation of long-term memories employs the chain-forming habits of prions.  
Exploring the Neuron Forest
Exploring the Neuron Forest
Mary Beth Aberlin | Nov 1, 2013
Innovations in imaging techniques and genetic sequencing take neuroscience to a new level.
Synapses on Stage
Synapses on Stage
Kelly Rae Chi | Nov 1, 2013
Light microscopy techniques that spotlight neural connections in the brain
Cortex Tour
Cortex Tour
Kelly Rae Chi | Nov 1, 2013
Travel through the outer layers of a mouse brain thanks to array tomography and Stanford University's Stephen Smith.