We all have something about us that makes us unique. Find out how scientists are using fish to uncover when in life this individuality emerges.
2022 Neuroscience Year in Review
Read about what excited our writers about neuroscience this year.
What we can learn from the fly on the wall
They might be small, but fruit fly research has led to wide-reaching discoveries in science and six Nobel Prizes!
The neuroscience of worms
Why do some neuroscientists study worms and what can they tell us about how a human brain works?
Clownfish brains change during sex transition
Current research is trying to understand how the brain changes when male clownfish transition into females.
Memory Suppression Genes – Team Forgetful
Part of the answer to “why can’t I remember where I put it ?!?!”
Alzheimer’s disease: What’s causing some of our neurons to die?
A recent study suggests that an Alzheimer’s disease-related protein could explain why specific neurons die first.
Can a high sugar diet change how you taste?
A recent study found that consumption of a high sugar diet had lasting effects on sweet taste perception.
Can intermittent fasting change how we age?
By engaging a cell-breakdown process called autophagy, fasting can clear more than the belly.
A Bug’s Life
How do ants know their roles in a colony?
Some people are sad that winter is here, but others have S.A.D.- Seasonal Affective Disorder
I Got It From My Mama: Maternal Microbes Support Brain Development of Her Offspring
New research in mice shows how gut microbes affect the brain, even before birth.
Where There’s Smoke
New evidence for epigenetic changes in the brains of cigarette smokers
Stress early in life can change how the brain reacts to more stress later
Transforming cells to repair the brain
By introducing a single protein, gene therapy can help repair the brain after injury
The protein that makes you feel pain
Different conditions uncover how one protein is important in controlling pain
The genetics behind short sleepers
A newly discovered genetic mutation might explain why some people need only 4-6 hours of sleep each night.
New research points to why this deadly cancer is so hard to treat
Your (Baby’s) Brain on Hurricanes
How natural disasters are helping scientists forecast the effects of stress during pregnancy
Can the way we touch affect the way we feel?
Is heredity your destiny?
Epigenetics: what DNA won’t tell you
Our brains are shaped by much more than the genes we inherit
New research shows that octopuses are defying the laws of genetics…..and it’s made them more clever.