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Glowing neurons in the transparent young zebrafish highlight activity in its brain and muscles.

Zebrafish show true colors as models for autism sleep studies

by  /  13 September 2019

Sleeping zebrafish show two patterns of neuronal activity that are analogous to those in people.

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August 2019
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New maps of neuronal connections reveal roundworms’ wiring

by  /  30 August 2019

Two new maps show the entire nervous system of the adult roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans.

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colorful groups of cell types
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New method dramatically scales up mapping of active genes in cells

by  /  23 August 2019

A new technique enables scientists to isolate, and chart gene expression in, tens of thousands of cells at once.

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Mouse squeaks may be poor analog for human speech

by  /  16 August 2019

The brain areas involved in mice’s ultrasonic vocalizations may not be the same as those that govern human speech.

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New technique maps molecules through DNA ‘scope’

by  /  9 August 2019

A novel approach to microscopy reveals the sequences and spatial arrangement of DNA within cells.

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Online platform offers one-stop shop for studying brain circuits

by  /  2 August 2019

A browser-based platform simulates functional neuronal circuits in the brain regions of several species.

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July 2019
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New recipe yields set of strikingly similar brain organoids

by  /  26 July 2019

A new method enables scientists to grow organoids that reliably reproduce the diversity of cells at the brain’s surface.

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Synapses in brain organoids
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Database, lab tricks may crack secrets of the synapse

by  /  19 July 2019

Two new resources may aid the study of synapses, the junctions between neurons.

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Interactive atlas reveals zebrafish brain circuits in 3D

by  /  12 July 2019

A new online tool maps the shape and location of neurons in the larval zebrafish brain.

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New approach aids search for genetic roots of complex conditions

by  /  5 July 2019

A new method enables researchers to test algorithms for spotting genes that contribute to a trait or condition.

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June 2019
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Mechanical tracker measures social activity of multiple mice for days

by  /  28 June 2019

A new system enables researchers to automatically track the social behavior of up to four mice for days at a time.

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