Study finds that in worms, the HSN neuron uses multiple chemicals and connections to orchestrate egg-laying and locomotion over the course of several minutes.
Neurons stochastically generated up to eight different versions of a protein-regulating neurotransmitter release, which could vary how they communicate with other cells.
Researchers compared a pair of superficially similar motor neurons in fruit flies to examine how their differing use of the same genome produced distinctions in form and function.
MIT researchers model and create an atlas for how neurons of the worm C. elegans encode its behaviors, make findings available on their “WormWideWeb.”
Scientists pinpoint where thousands of individual proteins are made in intact tissue and single cells
A new technology called RIBOmap can give researchers valuable insight into how protein production in animal and human tissue is altered in disease.
Scientists find a protein common to flies and people is essential for supporting the structure of axons that neurons project to make circuit connections.
When astrocyte function is disrupted, neurons in the brain’s motor cortex struggle to execute and refine motion, a new study in mice shows.
A simple animal model shows how stimuli and states such as smells, stressors, and satiety converge in an olfactory neuron to guide food-seeking behavior.
Research reveals cells that span brain hemispheres to coordinate activity in visual processing centers, shows Alzheimer’s degrades their structure and function.
With a comprehensive map of the wiring, researchers can now discern what information flows into the circuit to enable a key brain function.
Diversity in how cells talk to the muscle they innervate reveal distinct propensities for change, or “plasticity.”