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Murthy Lab Investigates the Formation of “Smell Memories”

Good or bad experiences associated with smells are thought to become strongly ingrained in memory, even more so than memories associated with sights, sounds, and other senses. Where…

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How the Brain Makes Us Feel Sick [Dulac Lab]

When humans have an infection, like a cold or the flu, they are fatigued and achy, have a reduced appetite and elevated body temperature (aka a fever). Remarkably…

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Scents of Belonging: An Olfactory-oxytocin Pathway for the Social Regulation of Appetite and Avoidance [Engert- and Kunes Labs]

In a project jointly led by the Kunes and Engert laboratories, co-first authors Caroline Wee, Erin Song, and Maxim Nikitchenko used the larval zebrafish to take a deep…

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Who is Watching the Watchman on Yeast Peroxisome? [Denic Lab]

In a new paper published in eLife, my colleagues in the Denic Lab and I investigated how budding yeast (S. cerevisiae) breaks down damaged peroxisome organelles through a…

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Kleckner Lab Investigates the Mechanism of Sister Chromatid Separation: How Bridges Between Sisters Ensure Smooth Separation

Researchers from the Kleckner Lab, in collaboration with researchers at CNRS in France and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, have found evidence that microscopic “inter-axis bridges,” which form…

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How the Flagellar Motor Signals a Surface Encounter [Berg Lab]

Last week, PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences) (PDF) posted a paper co-authored by the late MCB professor Howard Berg and myself, a research associate in…

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Meselson Lab Publishes Evidence of Sexual Reproduction in Bdelloid Rotifers

Why most eukaryotes reproduce sexually has long been a major problem in evolutionary biology.  After all, by not having to produce males, species that reproduce parthenogenetically should have…

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Why Zebrafish Can’t Tickle Themselves

Any sensory experience in any animal species can originate from either an event in the outside world, such as a predator approaching, or from a stimulus generated by…

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Can the Physics of Bubbles Help Us Understand Microbial Antagonism? [Murray and Nelson Labs]

A recent collaboration between the Murray Lab and the Nelson Lab found that microbial antagonism can mirror the formation and dissipation of beer bubbles. The study, led by…

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