A side view of the head and upper body of a tadpole that's been injected with cyanobacteria. Its eye is black and the rest of its head and body are various shades of green.
Scientists Use Photosynthesis to Power an Animal’s Brain
Injecting oxygen-generating algae into tadpoles allows brain activity to continue in the absence of oxygen, researchers find.
ABOVE: Suzan Özugur and Hans Straka
Scientists Use Photosynthesis to Power an Animal’s Brain
Scientists Use Photosynthesis to Power an Animal’s Brain

Injecting oxygen-generating algae into tadpoles allows brain activity to continue in the absence of oxygen, researchers find.

Injecting oxygen-generating algae into tadpoles allows brain activity to continue in the absence of oxygen, researchers find.

ABOVE: Suzan Özugur and Hans Straka

Xenopus laevis

Image of the Day: Xenopus Pigment
The Scientist Staff | May 18, 2018
Researchers recently used CRISPR single-guide RNAs to alter genes involved in pigmentation in frog embryos.
Tadpoles Keep Eating Because They Don’t Feel Full
Catherine Offord | Mar 27, 2018
Baby frogs don’t develop the neural circuitry responsible for feeding inhibition until they begin metamorphosing into adults. 
Image of the Day: Tadpole Prism
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Nov 3, 2017
Scientists are making use of Xenopus tadpoles to study autism risk genes.