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  1. A humpback whale and her calf

    Episode 68: August 2020

    In this episode, we hear about Huntington’s and heart disease, insights into the academic job market, the effect of noise on whales, and how tiny ear movements can help detect the direction of a sound.
    1. Genetics and Genomics
    2. Neuroscience

    Identification of a molecular basis for the juvenile sleep state

    Leela Chakravarti Dilley et al.
    Pdm3, a transcription factor, coordinates an early developmental program that prepares the brain to later execute high levels of juvenile adult sleep.
    1. Neuroscience

    Learning the specific quality of taste reinforcement in larval Drosophila

    Michael Schleyer et al.
    The finding that fly maggots, equipped with only 10,000 neurons, process reinforcement not only by value but also by specific quality reveals a basic operating principle of brains and challenges current models of memory organization.
    1. Neuroscience

    Localization, proteomics, and metabolite profiling reveal a putative vesicular transporter for UDP-glucose

    Cheng Qian et al.
    Identification of novel vesicular transporters will shed light on to expanding the chemical diversity of neurotransmitters or neuromodulators.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Large-scale phenotypic drug screen identifies neuroprotectants in zebrafish and mouse models of retinitis pigmentosa

    Liyun Zhang et al.
    Using a cross-species phenotypic drug discovery pipeline, compounds promoting rod photoreceptor survival in zebrafish and mouse models of retinitis pigmentosa were identified, evidence of additive effects of paired compounds and inhibition of PARP-dependent cell death suggest novel therapeutic strategies.
    1. Neuroscience

    A corticostriatal deficit promotes temporal distortion of automatic action in ageing

    Miriam Matamales et al.
    Acquisition of behavioral sequences in normally aged mice involves short and unusually fast patterns of action, some of which are reproduced by striatal circuitry manipulations in young mice and can be transitorily restored through action-related feedback.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics
    2. Neuroscience

    Native α-synuclein induces clustering of synaptic-vesicle mimics via binding to phospholipids and synaptobrevin-2/VAMP2

    Jiajie Diao et al.
    Experiments on synthetic models of synaptic vesicles have shed new light on the role of the protein α-synuclein in the central nervous system.
    1. Neuroscience

    Dorsal premammillary projection to periaqueductal gray controls escape vigor from innate and conditioned threats

    Weisheng Wang et al.
    Activity in the hypothalamic dorsal premammillary nucleus predicts future escape from threat, represents escape velocity, and controls escape velocity via a projection to the brainstem.
    1. Neuroscience

    Neuroanatomy of a hydrothermal vent shrimp provides insights into the evolution of crustacean integrative brain centers

    Julia Machon et al.
    A neuroanatomical analysis of Rimicaris exoculata provides insights into these animal’s brain architecture to illustrate possible adaptations to the hydrothermal vent habitat with its extreme physicochemical conditions.
    1. Neuroscience

    Functional dissociation of stimulus intensity encoding and predictive coding of pain in the insula

    Stephan Geuter et al.
    Pain processing in certain brain regions implements predictive coding principles, offering a novel perspective on the neural basis of pain perception.

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