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09/06/2016
Rachael Moeller Gorman
Neurons are more than just simple machines reacting to the state of the body. A new study shows they can predict our future needs, redefining how we think about thirst. Learn more...
06/29/2016
Patrick C.H. Lo, PhD
A new method offers a window—literally—into the functioning of the enteric nervous system. Learn more ...
05/10/2016
Rachael Moeller Gorman
What you see is a function of what you’ve seen before. How does the brain do this? Read more...
04/28/2016
Nathan Blow, PhD
Researchers announce a new microscope that can image and control neuronal cells in live animals. Learn more...
04/20/2016
Kristie Nybo, PhD
For proteins to function correctly, they must move to the right place in the cell at the right time. Researchers now have a new tool to study--and control--this process. Learn more...
03/23/2016
Rachael Moeller Gorman
An intricate technique allowed researchers to determine exactly how the brain modulates aggression in mice. Read 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...
12/15/2015
Asu Erden
Advanced prosthetic limbs promise improved fine motor control for patients, but touch sensitivity remains an issue. Now a new study introduces a skin-like interface capable of integrating pressure...
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...