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News from 2015

WILLIAM M. GELBART SEPTEMBER 11, 1945 – AUGUST 11, 2015

William M. Gelbart was a Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology, a fly researcher extraordinaire, a prime mover of FlyBase, an early advisor to the Human Genome Project…

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MAPPING ACTIVITY AND ANATOMY IN THE ZEBRAFISH BRAIN [ENGERT AND SCHIER LABS]

The holy grail for neuroscientists is to understand how the symphony of activity in our 100 billion neurons acts to control our thoughts and actions. The NIH BRAIN…

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PATHWAY FOR DISAPPOINTMENT [UCHIDA LAB]

Imagine you are a child hoping to get a teddy bear from your parents as a birthday gift. What if they gave you a box of candies instead?…

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CHROMOSOMES AS MECHANICAL OBJECTS [KLECKNER LAB]

We have suggested that chromosomes should be viewed as macroscopic mechanical objects whose functions are governed by accumulation, release and redistribution of mechanical stress.  We have proposed specifically…

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WHY SOME AXONS REGENERATE BETTER THAN OTHERS [SANES LAB]

Recovery from injury to the mammalian brain or spinal cord is notoriously poor, and a big part of the problem lies in the limited ability of damaged neurons…

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CLOCK GENES TIME BRAIN DEVELOPMENT [HENSCH LAB]

Scientists have long known that humans and other animals have a master biological clock situated in a deep brain region called the hypothalamus. In this master clock, cells…

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IN MEMORIAM: THE GLOWING CAREER OF WOODY HASTINGS

"Dear friends and colleagues, It is with great sadness that I write to inform you that Woody Hastings passed away. Woody's health had been declining over the past…

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PARTNERS FOR LIFE [SANES LAB]

Neurons form precise relationships with particular synaptic partners and these relationships give rise to the wiring diagram that enables cognitive function. Like other partnerships, neural connections need to…

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DETECTION OF TARGET ODORS FROM MIXTURES [MURTHY LAB]

Natural environments are rich with sensory stimuli. To make sense of the sensory clutter, animals must segregate objects of interest from ever varying backgrounds. Our visual system is…

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