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    1. Neuroscience

    Exploring the expression patterns of palmitoylating and de-palmitoylating enzymes in the mouse brain using the curated RNA-seq database BrainPalmSeq

    Angela R Wild et al.
    A curated resource to study the brain RNA expression patterns of the genes that regulate palmitoylation is presented, alongside a detailed exploration of how these patterns can inform future research.
    1. Neuroscience

    Connectomic analysis of the Drosophila lateral neuron clock cells reveals the synaptic basis of functional pacemaker classes

    Orie T Shafer et al.
    The most influential clocks within the Drosophila circadian clock neuron network form the fewest synapses within the network, and neurons that do not themselves contain molecular clocks mediate connections between those that do, suggesting a key role in timekeeping.
    1. Neuroscience

    Enteroendocrine cell types that drive food reward and aversion

    Ling Bai et al.
    A method for the genetic manipulation of enteroendocrine cells reveals how different intestinal cell types control food intake and drive post-ingestive learning.
    1. Neuroscience

    Dopamine D2Rs coordinate cue-evoked changes in striatal acetylcholine levels

    Kelly M Martyniuk et al.
    Pharmacological and genetic studies in the mouse reveal how dopamine D2 receptors on cholinergic interneurons regulate cue-evoked changes in the levels of striatal acetylcholine and dopamine during behavior.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Lactate receptor HCAR1 regulates neurogenesis and microglia activation after neonatal hypoxia-ischemia

    Lauritz Kennedy et al.
    HCAR1 knockout mice are unable to initiate brain tissue repair after a hypoxic-ischemic injury.
    1. Neuroscience

    The rapid developmental rise of somatic inhibition disengages hippocampal dynamics from self-motion

    Robin F Dard et al.
    The first postnatal week ends with the development of perisomatic innervation and with an abrupt switch in the representation of self-motion in the region CA1 of the mouse hippocampus.
    1. Neuroscience

    Visualizing synaptic dopamine efflux with a 2D composite nanofilm

    Chandima Bulumulla et al.
    A technology for measuring release of dopamine simultaneously from hundreds of release sites at the spatial resolution of a synapse is provided.

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    University of Oxford, United Kingdom
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    Stanford University School of Medicine, United States
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    Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, Netherlands
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