In Nature Neuroscience, Thomas Papouin and colleagues describe the role of astrocytes in “contextual guidance.”
Fruit flies seek out warmer temperatures when they experience sleep deprivation or fragmentation or when faced with a shifted sleep schedule, similar to when people stay up late and sleep in on the weekend.
Brain areas are marked by distinct activity patterns very early, marsupial study published in PNAS by the Richards Lab shows.
The two rare genetic diseases, which have striking phenotypic similarities, lead to similar downstream consequences on gene activity in neurons of mouse models.
A study of human brain tissue by Guoyan Zhao and colleagues identifies genetic activity in microglia and astrocytes related neurodegeneration and neuropathology among individuals with Alzheimer or Parkinson disease.
After an injury to dorsal root ganglion neurons adjacent to the spinal cord, resident macrophages work with satellite glial cells to heal damaged axons.
Cellular circuits downstream from circadian pacemaker neurons direct normal daily rhythms of feeding, mating and sleep.
A new study from the Goodhill Lab finds the genetic variant underlying an autism disorder causes changes in fish’s social behavior, preference in visual environment, and neural activity.
Phosphorylation of a receptor controls how messages from the neuropeptide PDF—which influence dawn and dusk activities in Drosophila—are curtailed on a daily basis to adapt the circadian clock to changing daylight.
A study of individuals with congenital corpus callosum dysgenesis suggests they face social difficulties due to being more easily influenced and less aware of being tricked.