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06/24/2019

Settling the Debate on Serotonin's Role in Sleep

Lori Dajose
New research finds that serotonin is necessary for sleep, settling a long-standing controversy.
Stock image of a person sleeping next to an alarm clock
05/30/2019

Gut Bacteria Influence Autism-like Behaviors in Mice

Lori Dajose
Caltech researchers have discovered that gut bacteria directly contribute to autism-like behaviors in mice.
Artist depiction of bacteria in the gut.
05/29/2019

Being Refreshed Is Not The Same As Being Hydrated

Emily Velasco
Researchers in the lab of Yuki Oka discover that multiple signals from the throat and the gut contribute to alleviating thirst.
A man cups his hands under a pipe to catch and drink water.
05/17/2019

Anxious People Quicker to Flee Danger

Whitney Clavin
By better understanding anxiety circuits in our brains, researchers may learn what goes awry in people with anxiety disorders.
Picture of a tiger
05/01/2019

How the Brain Learns New Skills

Lori Dajose
It is easier for the brain to adapt and rewire itself when learning new things related to familiar skills.
neuron activity
03/29/2019

New Super-Resolution Technique Enables Unprecedented Cellular Imaging

Lorinda Dajose
seqFISH+ will help scientists better understand the processes underlying developmental biology, neuroscience, and diseases like cancer.
A constellation of colored dots
03/27/2019

The Salt-Craving Neurons

Lorinda Dajose
Pass the potato chips, please! New research discovers neural circuits that regulate craving and satiation for salty tastes.
An illustration of salt and a brain.
03/18/2019

Evidence for a Human Geomagnetic Sense

Robert Perkins
Geoscientists and neurobiologists team up to explore how humans respond to Earth's magnetic field.
Brainwave data
02/08/2019

Antonio Rangel Receives NOMIS Distinguished Scientist and Scholar Award

Emily Velasco
Antonio Rangel is a recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Scientist and Scholar Award from NOMIS, a Swiss organization that promotes innovative interdisciplinary research.
A portrait of Antonio Rangel. He wears glasses and a blue polo. Green trees are in the background
02/07/2019

This is a Neuron on Nicotine

Lorinda Dajose
Newly developed sensors visually illustrate how nicotine affects cells from the inside out.
A glowing cell