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04/28/2016
Nathan Blow, PhD
Researchers announce a new microscope that can image and control neuronal cells in live animals. Learn more...
12/16/2015
Kelly Rae Chi
With a culture dish used to study wound healing, neuroscientists have developed a new method for generating a functioning network of separate neurons in culture, overcoming a technical hurdle in...
10/21/2015
Rachael Moeller Gorman
Using a set of smart techniques, researchers show that sympathetic neurons carry leptin’s signal to fat, causing it to break down. Could stimulating these neurons be a way to lose weight...
10/16/2015
Bob Zander and Kristie Nybo, PhD
Conferences offer the chance to learn about new research, network with colleagues, and of course, visit a new city for a couple of days. While you’re busy preparing posters and marking sessions...
08/20/2015
Kayt Sukel
An interdisciplinary team of researchers have created a remote-controlled optofluidic implant that can simultaneously deliver drugs and optogenetic signals to neurons, offering both empirical and...
06/30/2015
From light controlled gene expression and colorful PCR to predicting times of future deaths and identifying men who sired entire populations, 2015 has brought some exciting new developments in the...
06/23/2015
Nathan Blow, PhD
Most summer reading lists are books for the beach. We thought we would take a different approach: papers for the plane! Take a look at our list of truly amazing methods articles that we think...
06/23/2015
Nicholas Miliaras, PhD
Bacterial resistance to antibiotics is emerging as a major public health problem. Could structural variants of endogenous antimicrobial peptides provide a solution? Find out...
06/23/2015
Kristie Nybo, PhD
By eliminating a single gene in medaka fish, researchers made the stunning discovery that germ cells in ovaries could develop into sperm capable of fertilizing eggs and producing viable offspring....
06/22/2015
Chris Palmer, PhD
In a powerful new study, researchers find light to be more effective at stimulating nerve growth following damage than traditional electrical approaches. Could this lead to a new generation of...