News from 2015

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PREDICTIONS AND THE BRAIN [UCHIDA LAB]

Nao Uchida (l) and Neir Eshel Say you’re at a supermarket, staring at two cartons of ice cream: chocolate and caramel. Before making your choice, you try to…

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HOOKING UP TO DETECT LOCAL MOTION [SANES LAB]

(l to r) Arjun Krishnaswamy, Josh Sanes, and Masahito Yamagata The retina is not only a light sensor but also a sophisticated image processor. Photoreceptors (rods and cones)…

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RNA REMODELING BY AN EFFICIENT RETROVIRAL RENOVATOR [D’SOUZA LAB]

As anyone who has renovated a home knows, the process of remodeling often requires an elaborate orchestration of timing and materials. Remodeling at the molecular level is likewise…

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SPATIAL PATTERNING OF MEIOTIC CROSSOVERS: A CENTURY-OLD MYSTERY [KLECKNER LAB]

(l to r) Shunxin Wang, Nancy Kleckner, Liangran Zhang, and Shen Yin Gamete formation for sexual reproduction involves the specialized cellular program of meiosis.  As part of this…

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THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE [DULAC LAB]

(l to r) Zheng Wu, Anita Autry, Catherine Dulac, Joseph Bergan, and Mitsuko Watabe-Uchida The discovery of neural circuits underlying social behavior is among the most fascinating goals…

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BACTERIA REMEMBER THE PAST WHEN DECIDING ABOUT THE FUTURE [LOSICK LAB]

(l to r) Johan Paulsson, Nathan Lord, Rich Losick, and Thomas Norman Bacillus subtilis is a bacterium with many talents. Some cells devote themselves to exploration, abandoning their…

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NATURE VIDEO FEATURE [ENGERT LAB]

Read full story in Nature I NEWS FEATURE Further reading on this work in Nature or download PDF; Nature 485, 471-477 (24 May 2012)  View Florian Engert's Faculty…

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DIGGING FOR GENES THAT CONTRIBUTE TO BEHAVIORAL EVOLUTION [HOEKSTRA LAB]

(l to r) Hopi E. Hoekstra, Dana Brimmer, and Jesse Weber Many animals build elaborate structures—bees make hives, birds build nests, and rodents construct burrows—for which Richard Dawkins…

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SENSING SOUND WITH A MOLECULAR HANDSHAKE [GAUDET LAB]

Marcos Sotomayor and Rachelle Gaudet The vertebrate inner ear is in charge of transforming mechanical stimuli from sound and head movement into electrical signals that are sent to…

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CONTROLLING THE MIND OF THE WORM [RAMANATHAN LAB]

(L to R) Askin Kocabas, Hannah Shen, and Sharad Ramanathan Can we understand the dynamics of the nervous system of any animal well enough to be able to…

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