Supplementing model mice with glycine betaine (trimethylglycine), a compound originally derived from beets, can alleviate symptoms of schizophrenia.
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.
Amanda Alvarez writes about Steven Rieder and his research in modeling clusters of growing new stars.
A new and most precise measurement of protons shows that they are lighter than previously thought.
New research implicates clumps of insoluble, misfolded proteins in the development of mental illness in people with Huntington’s disease
A new optical clearing method allows imaging of cancer metastasis at incredibly high resolution.
Amanda Alvarez writes about the recent seminars at RIKEN by Philip Campbell and Emilie Marcus, the editors-in-chief of Nature and Cell.
Kylius Wilkins talks to Urs Frey and his recent success manufacturing carbon nanotubes (CNTs).
Fast and sensitive: A new antibody test for the COVID-19 virus. Just a pinprick of blood and results in 30 minutes.
A new piezoelectronic microinjection method has allowed the first successful genome editing in marsupials: albino opossums.
A mutation in a gene needed for H3K9 methylation is directly linked to autism spectrum disorders and early neurodevelopment.
A new breed of lab mouse allows the study of naturally occurring melatonin. These mice will adjust better to jetlag than regular lab mice and experience daily torpor.
The calcitonin receptor and its ligand amylin act in the brain to motivate mouse mothers to protect their pups, even in risky/dangerous situations.
Researchers have found a dietary amino acid linked to oncogene expression / tumor formation; reduced consumption reduced cancer in flies.
Scientists have developed two cancer therapies that use an artificial glycosylated metalloenzyme to specifically target cancer cells in mice.
H2AK119ub1. Say that three times really fast! But seriously, it allows maternally acquired traits to be inherited.
COVID-19 series — Part #4: Team Leader Aki Minoda from RIKEN IMS talks about how the pandemic has affected the way we work.
Cancer drugs assembled inside the body on cancer cells should reduce harmful side effects to other tissue. Continue!
A new retinal transplant technique works by preventing bipolar cells from maturing in lab-grown retinal sheets. Continue!
Scientists show that the free-energy principle can explain how neural networks work. Continue!
Scientists find that antimatter reacts to gravity the same way that regular matter does. Continue!
A method for making super-flexible and ultra-thin wearable electronics uses water-vapor plasma to create gold-gold bonds. Continue!
Reducing the amount of starch branching enzymes in cassava plants made more resistant and thus healthier tapioca starch. Continue!