Scientists have created extra large zooplankton to help feed the fish in aquafarms. The new plankton were created using an ion beam to generate mutations.
Joint activity of two gut bacteria leads to excessive MOG-specific T-cell activity and demyelination of neurons in the spinal cord of a mouse model of multiple sclerosis.
New contributor and nuclear physicist Sarah Naimi talks about her recent experience in science communication at a recent scicom event in Tokyo.
Scientists have discovered a gene in mice that allows memory replay at rest, a process necessary for forming long-lasting memories in mice.
A group of scientists led by researchers have discovered a key mechanism through which spider silk is formed.
Scientists discover a deletion mutation that reduces amyloid-beta plaque formation in Alzheimer’s disease model mice.
Newly discovered plant peptide hormone can be used to protect plants from excessive environmental salt.
Specially engineered bacteria can produce an industrially significant chemical from renewable sources in a much gentler process than the one currently used by industry.
Researchers have linked changes in mouse immune-cell metabolism to anxiety-related behavior and alterations in brain chemistry.
Scientists show that CLE25 is a plant hormone that travels from roots to leaves and helps close stomata in times of dehydration stress.
An international collaboration has determined that cooption of the Heat Shock Factor (HSF) gene system is what allows larvae of the sleeping chironomid to be able to survive severe desiccation.
A new way to image the brain from outside the head using bioluminescence.
A new way to optogenetically activate neurons deep in the brain using infrared light and upconversion nanoparticles. It’s non-invasive!
Even fish want to avoid carbon dioxide. Now we know that they can because of chemosensation and the Terminal Nerve.
Bar talk about tinkering with bioluminescent molecules from jellyfish, corals, and algae, figuring out how they work, and making them more useful for brain science.
Data from the Himawari-8 geosynchronous satellite was used in weather simulations to improve forecasts of sudden precipitation and tropical storm development.
Scientists show that the moss Funaria hygrometrica can remove harmful lead from water when in the protonema stage of development.
In addition to encoding self location, brain cells in the rat hippocampus act like a GPS that encodes the location of other rats.
The KAI2 receptor for compounds found in smoke helps plants retain water and survive during drought.
Two parallel temperature-responsive mechanisms ensure that circadian rhythms are not skewed by changes in temperature
The stars align. That’s what you say, when things work out perfectly. In the case of an eclipse, of course, it’s not stars that align but rather the moon and sun.
Rhythmic sniffing boosts phase-coded neuronal signals in the mouse olfactory bulb that allow odors to be identified.
Researchers have found a small connecting protein that can help make quantum dot-based probes for biomedical imaging.
Using a sophisticated setup, scientists have made the most precise measurement to date of the proton magnetic moment.
Using a novel two-particle measurement method, scientists have measured the magnetic moment of the antiproton at a precision 350 times higher than any previous measurement.
A hexagonal lattice organizes major cell types in the cerebral cortex, with similar cells synchronizing their activity in microcolumns.
A collaborative effort used data from NASA’s Juno spacecraft to explain the transient auroras found on Jupiter.
A sugar (fucose) analog can prevent liver cancer (hepatoma) from invading healthy liver cells.
Scientists have used a mathematical model to explain why zebrafish cone cells in the eye are arranged in a specific pattern in all individuals.
A new statistical-based method provides insight into the morphogenesis of developing organs.
Sensors made from stretchable nanomesh allow skin to breathe naturally while continuously monitoring patient health.
Scientists have developed ultra-thin photovoltaic solar cells that can be incorporated into fabric and even washed.
Fear association and unlearning fear association require different populations of noradrenaline neurons in the locus coeruleus.
The large size of mouse oocytes is shown to create errors when chromosomes divide between daughter cells.
Optical imaging neural activity in flies as they use a flight simulator can help us understand how the brain codes navigation.
Prenatal lack of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids linked to epigenetic changes that lead to schizophrenic symptoms in mice.
Mast cells in the gut help fight off parasitic worms in the early stages of infection.
Scientists use optogenetics to discover a part of the brain necessary for retrieving memories of personal experiences.
A newly discovered gene turns off an egg’s egginess, allowing it to become an embryo.
Scientists discover that a nickel catalyst acts as both a acid and a base during molecule assembly.
Fewer components are needed for chromosome assembly during cell division than previously supposed.
COVID-19 series — installment #3: Team Leader Osamu Sakura (@RIKEN Center for Advanced Intelligence Project) talks about how the pandemic has affected society through the need for telework.
Research shows that the claustrum acts as a ‘consciousness conductor’ that synchronizes and connects areas within the mouse brain.
Enlarged ventricles is a sign of an aging brain. New research shows that this phenomenon can be predicted by lagging brain circulation that is detected by MRI.
Sphingolipid S1P is reduced in brain white matter of people with schizophrenia, making S1P receptors a good target for new treatments.
Scientists have developed a staining procedure that makes see-through tissue, organs, and bodies useful.
Mice who experienced artificial gravity on the ISS suffered less damage to their immune system (thymus) than weightless mice did.
Time measured at the top and bottom of the Tokyo Skytree with ultraprecise clocks has verified the time dilation effect predicted by Einstein.
Low-protein diets in male mice alter sperm and result in offspring that have metabolic problems like diabetes in adulthood.
Genetics and mechanical origami in the fly embryo helps proper body development by fighting off “noisy” fluctuations is the environment.
Ultra-thin, flexible, organic solar cells that degrade less than 5 percent after 3,000 hours and an energy conversion ratio of 13%.
Parasitic plants use quinones produced by their host to attack. Now we know that crops produce quinones as an immune response against microbial infection. How can we protect crops from both kinds of attack? Continue!
Joint activity of two gut bacteria leads to excessive MOG-specific T-cell activity and demyelination of neurons in the spinal cord of a mouse model of multiple sclerosis. Continue!
Calcium imaging and mathematical model explain how categories and mixtures of odors are represented in the fly brain and consistent across individual flies. Continue!
A little genetic engineering and a special recipe allows photosynthetic bacteria to mass-produce super lightweight spider silk for use in manufacturing. Continue!
Researchers show that blood cell mutations increase with age identify risk factors for developing leukemia in Japanese and European populations. Continue!
Scientists used a multi-omics analysis to show that soil solarization helps crops grow because it increases organic nitrogen in the soil. Continue!