7 January 2015Comments ( 0 )
Researchers have repurposed a technique called SNAP-tag labeling to illuminate and manipulate subsets of neurons in mice.
24 December 2014Comments ( 0 )
Although mice and humans have many genes in common, a new catalog highlights significant differences in how these genes are regulated. This resource, dubbed mouse ENCODE, clarifies the extent to which mice can accurately model complex human diseases such as autism.
17 December 2014Comments ( 1 )
Researchers have for the first time isolated and characterized protein complexes found at the points of connection between neurons. Mutations in some of these proteins are linked to autism.
10 December 2014Comments ( 0 )
A customized microscope with moveable arms lets researchers simultaneously watch neurons fire in two areas of a mouse brain.
3 December 2014Comments ( 0 )
A new method called iDISCO makes tissue more transparent and permeable to antibodies, allowing researchers a deeper view into the brain and other organs.