Conceptual image showing molecules making up a brain shape
The Noncoding Regulators of the Brain
Noncoding RNAs are proving to be critical players in the evolution of brain anatomy and cognitive complexity.
The Noncoding Regulators of the Brain
The Noncoding Regulators of the Brain

Noncoding RNAs are proving to be critical players in the evolution of brain anatomy and cognitive complexity.

Noncoding RNAs are proving to be critical players in the evolution of brain anatomy and cognitive complexity.

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Illustration of RNAs
Infographic: Noncoding RNA in the Brain
Christie Wilcox | Sep 12, 2022
Neurologically important noncoding RNAs come in many shapes and sizes.
Sidney Altman looks into the camera
Nobel Laureate Sidney Altman Dies At 82
Lisa Winter | Apr 14, 2022
The biophysicist shared the 1989 Prize in Chemistry for discovering RNA’s catalytic properties.
The Scientist Speaks - Thieves on the Inside: Viral Control of Host Gene Expression
Niki Spahich, PhD | May 25, 2021
Britt Glaunsinger discusses how viruses steal from their hosts to take over cellular processes and promote their own survival.
RNA Protects “Naked” Genomes from Retrotransposons
Shawna Williams | Jun 30, 2017
Transfer RNA fragments prevent jumping genes from hopping around in the mouse embryo, when histone methylation can’t do the job.
Using RNA to Amplify RNA
Abby Olena | Aug 15, 2016
Researchers apply in vitro evolution to generate an RNA enzyme capable of copying and amplifying RNA.
Neurodegeneration and Protein Translation Linked
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 24, 2014
Researchers find that a type of neurodegeneration in mice is linked to ribosomal stalling during protein translation in the brain.
Added Layers of Proteome Complexity
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 17, 2014
Scientists discover a broad spectrum of alternatively spliced human protein variants within a well-studied family of genes.  
Recoding Life
Laasya Samhita | Jan 2, 2014
Rewriting the genetic code can lead to a better understanding of how living cells work, and spawn new biotechnological applications.
Mitochondria Versus Nucleus
Juliet Ash | Feb 15, 2013
Disruptions in the interaction between nuclear and mitochondrial DNA can lead to deficiencies in the mitochondrial energy-generating process, affecting fitness.
Capsule Reviews
Annie Gottlieb | Oct 1, 2012
Regenesis and The Half-Life of Facts