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Read more at: Brief sensory deprivation triggers cell type-specific structural and functional plasticity in olfactory bulb neurons
Brief sensory deprivation triggers cell type-specific structural and functional plasticity in olfactory bulb neurons

Brief sensory deprivation triggers cell type-specific structural and functional plasticity in olfactory bulb neurons

15 February 2021

A new study by Elisa Galliano and colleagues in the Grubb lab at King’s College London was recently published in the Journal of Neuroscience. The authors investigated how a short-lived loss of smell (akin to a mild cold) induces functional and structural plasticity in a specific sub-population of dopaminergic interneurons in the mouse olfactory bulb.


Read more at: Developmental clock and mechanism of de novo polarization of the mouse embryo
Developmental clock and mechanism of de novo polarization of the mouse embryo

Developmental clock and mechanism of de novo polarization of the mouse embryo

7 January 2021

Study by the Zernicka-Goetz lab highlights the role of zygotic genome activation in regulating the timing of cell polarization


Read more at: Amanda Sferruzzi-Perri awarded the Hans Sigrist Prize
Amanda Sferruzzi-Perri awarded the Hans Sigrist Prize

Amanda Sferruzzi-Perri awarded the Hans Sigrist Prize

1 December 2020

Dr Sferruzzi-Perri will be awarded the prize in recognition for her work in maternal-fetal communication during pregnancy


Read more at: Single brain region linked to depression and anxiety, heart disease and response to treatment
Single brain region linked to depression and anxiety, heart disease and response to treatment

Single brain region linked to depression and anxiety, heart disease and response to treatment

26 October 2020

Marmoset study published in Nature Communications finds single brain region linking depression and anxiety, heart disease, and people’s sensitivity to treatment


Read more at: How exercise can help fight cancer
How exercise can help fight cancer

How exercise can help fight cancer

21 October 2020

Exercise reduces the growth of tumors and increases the effectivity of immune cells that fight cancer in mice, according to new study by the Johnson lab published in eLife


Read more at: ‘Happy ending effect’ can bias future decisions, say scientists
‘Happy ending effect’ can bias future decisions, say scientists

‘Happy ending effect’ can bias future decisions, say scientists

14 October 2020

Study by Martin Vestergaard published in The Journal of Neuroscience reveals brain mechanisms underlying irrational decision-making


Read more at: Prof Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz receives NIH award
Prof Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz receives NIH award

Prof Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz receives NIH award

9 October 2020

Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz, Bren Professor of Biology and Biological Engineering at Caltech and Professor at the University of Cambridge, is a recipient of an NIH Director's Pioneer Award this year. The NIH Director's Pioneer Award,


Read more at: Prof Angela Roberts awarded Goldman-Rakic Prize in Cognitive Neuroscience
Prof Angela Roberts awarded Goldman-Rakic Prize in Cognitive Neuroscience

Prof Angela Roberts awarded Goldman-Rakic Prize in Cognitive Neuroscience

7 October 2020

Professor Angela Roberts has been awarded this years Goldman-Rakic Prize in Cognitive Neuroscience, jointly with Professor Robert Desimone, Director of the McGovern Institute at MIT, Boston, USA


Read more at: Splitting to differentiate: abscission couples cell division to embryonic stem cell fate
Splitting to differentiate: abscission couples cell division to embryonic stem cell fate

Splitting to differentiate: abscission couples cell division to embryonic stem cell fate

29 September 2020

New paper by the Paluch lab published in Developmental Cell outlines how cell division during development can remodel itself to facilitate transitions between stem cell fate


Read more at: Ventromedial prefrontal area 14 provides opposing regulation of threat and reward-elicited responses in the common marmoset
Ventromedial prefrontal area 14 provides opposing regulation of threat and reward-elicited responses in the common marmoset

Ventromedial prefrontal area 14 provides opposing regulation of threat and reward-elicited responses in the common marmoset

22 September 2020

New study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences this week shows how overactivity of an area in the frontal lobes, called area 14, that shows altered activity in depression, can flatten anticipatory excitement in marmoset monkeys and cause an acute state of anxiety-like behaviour.