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Latest articles

    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Spinal lumbar dI2 interneurons contribute to stability of bipedal stepping

    Baruch Haimson et al.
    Spinal dI2 interneurons relay peripheral and intraspinal feedback to premotor networks in the spinal cord and the cerebellum to ensure the stability of bipedal stepping.
    1. Cell Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Glycolytic preconditioning in astrocytes mitigates trauma-induced neurodegeneration

    Rene Solano Fonseca et al.
    Promoting a Warburg-like shift in astrocytic metabolism through reduced mitochondrial electron transport accommodates the energetic burden caused by brain trauma without overwhelming cellular respiration and redox to salvage dopaminergic neurons.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    Precise optical control of gene expression in C elegans using improved genetic code expansion and Cre recombinase

    Lloyd Davis et al.
    A method combining optimised genetic code expansion and optogenetics allows dissection of neural circuits with single-cell precision in freely moving animals.
    1. Developmental Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    The development of active binocular vision under normal and alternate rearing conditions

    Lukas Klimmasch et al.
    A new computational model explains how alternate rearing conditions affect the development of binocular vision.
    1. Neuroscience

    The BigBrainWarp toolbox for integration of BigBrain 3D histology with multimodal neuroimaging

    Casey Paquola et al.
    The BigBrainWarp toolbox facilitates integration of 3D human brain histology with neuroimaging, helping neuroscientists to utilise cytoarchitectural information in conjunction with in vivo imaging.
    1. Neuroscience

    Classification and genetic targeting of cell types in the primary taste and premotor center of the adult Drosophila brain

    Gabriella R Sterne et al.
    A split-GAL4 collection provides precise genetic targeting of 138 neuronal cell types in the subesophageal zone of adult Drosophila melanogaster.
    1. Neuroscience

    Neural dynamics between anterior insular cortex and right supramarginal gyrus dissociate genuine affect sharing from perceptual saliency of pretended pain

    Yili Zhao et al.
    Seeing others genuinely experiencing pain vs. pretending to be in pain is distinctively tracked by neural processes related to affect sharing and self-other distinction, enabling individuals to precisely respond to others’ actual emotions and needs.

Highlights

    1. Neuroscience

    Decoding the infrastructure of the cerebellum

    Willem S van Hoogstraten, Chris I De Zeeuw
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Neuroscience

    On the origin of fly species

    Hui Gong, Lucia Prieto-Godino

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