Researchers have engineered four new mouse lines that each show activation of a different subset of neurons in response to a blue light.
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The male offspring of mice subjected to stress during pregnancy can transmit the effects to their own male pups.
Mice lacking a gene that regulates an important signaling pathway in the central nervous system have severe autism-like social deficits, including little interest in nurturing their offspring and problems with learning and memory.
Methylation marks were thought to be permanent features of the genome, but a new study challenges that idea.
Neurons in a mouse model of fragile X syndrome make more connections during a critical period in development compared with controls, but are slower to respond to signals.
Probiotic bacteria alleviate stress in healthy mice and modify the expression of receptors for a chemical messenger that inhibits signaling in the brain.
Loss of MeCP2, the Rett syndrome gene, in neurons that release the chemical messenger dopamine may lead to the motor deficits associated with the syndrome.