News from 2019

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Ketamine Response Cycles in Females [Hensch Lab]

Ketamine for clinical use is clouded in controversy. Hallucinogenic party drug (“Special K”) and well-known anesthetic, it is increasingly touted as a panacea at low-doses for unresponsive depression…

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One-punch Triggers of Genomic Chaos [Murray Lab]

We have discovered that cancer might arise faster than previously thought: by combining evolution of yeast cells and human cell culture experiments Miguel Coelho and Andrew Murray were…

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Open Sesame! Engineering a Transition Metal Transporter to Uncover its Substrate Pathways [Gaudet Lab]

Transport proteins embedded in the cellular membrane move chemical cargo into and out of cells, thus facilitating the acquisition of essential nutrients. Many transport proteins evolved from a…

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What We See with When We Look Straight Ahead [Sanes Lab]

As a particularly accessible part of the central nervous system, the mouse retina has emerged as a favorite model for analyzing the development, structure and function of neural…

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Finding a Neuron in a Haystack [Ramanathan Lab]

A fundamental question in neuroscience is how neural networks generate behavior. The first challenge in answering this question is to identify neurons and circuits controlling the behavior of…

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Paint Colors on a Connectomic Map [Lichtman Lab]

[caption]Tao Fang (l) and Hidde Ploegh[/caption] Brain is arguably the most complicated biological tissue. Many different cell types are intertwined and interconnected. Moreover the number of different cell…

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Functional Brain Cartography at Cellular Resolution [Dulac Lab]

A major goal of the abstract expressionist painters was to represent, convey and evoke emotion by reducing the use of color and gesture to their most basic forms.…

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One Million and One Neurons: A Collection of Fish Tales [Engert Lab]

 Witnessing in real-time firing patterns of all the neurons in the brain sounds like sci-fi, but this has already been achieved in research labs in recent years. The…

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John Dowling: A Life in Vision

John E. Dowling, the Gordon and Llura Gund Research Professor of Neurosciences at Harvard’s Molecular and Cellular Biology department has enjoyed a full and satisfying career. He is…

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