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Researchers create new light-activated tools for controlling neurons

Researchers create new light-activated tools for controlling neurons

Early-life stress in mice hinders neuron development, causing attention problems

Early-life stress in mice hinders neuron development, causing attention problems

Using light to control crucial step in embryonic development

Using light to control crucial step in embryonic development

Salk researchers advance sonogenetics technology for treating neurological conditions

Salk researchers advance sonogenetics technology for treating neurological conditions

Study shows how the drive to eat overpowers the brain’s signal to stop

Study shows how the drive to eat overpowers the brain’s signal to stop

Study offers solid link between visceral organs and brain’s reward, motivation system

Study offers solid link between visceral organs and brain’s reward, motivation system

Study: Neural signal that urges to eat overpowers the one that says to stop

Study: Neural signal that urges to eat overpowers the one that says to stop

New research aims to engineer neural network from living cells

New research aims to engineer neural network from living cells

Genetic mutations may drive tumor formation by blurring growth signals

Genetic mutations may drive tumor formation by blurring growth signals

Single neuron in fruit fly triggers new behavior and also suppresses antagonistic behavior

Single neuron in fruit fly triggers new behavior and also suppresses antagonistic behavior

Researchers uncover surprising new role for inhibition in the cerebellum

Researchers uncover surprising new role for inhibition in the cerebellum

Biologists unlock new cure for jet lag in mice

Biologists unlock new cure for jet lag in mice

Researchers identify new region in mouse brain that affects appetite and body weight

Researchers identify new region in mouse brain that affects appetite and body weight

Single-cell RNA sequencing reveals how complex brain circuit works

Single-cell RNA sequencing reveals how complex brain circuit works

Researchers discover how behavior is organized in the brain

Researchers discover how behavior is organized in the brain

Study details role of dopamine in unlearning fear

Study details role of dopamine in unlearning fear

Serotonin enhances speed of learning, study finds

Serotonin enhances speed of learning, study finds

Researchers use optogenetics to shape tissues

Researchers use optogenetics to shape tissues

Neuroscientists identify one single control center for sleep-wake cycle in the brain

Neuroscientists identify one single control center for sleep-wake cycle in the brain

MIT researchers develop wireless system to power devices implanted deep inside human body

MIT researchers develop wireless system to power devices implanted deep inside human body