News from 2019

  • Research

A Homeostatic Circuit for Hunger [Engert and Kunes Labs]

Decades ago, pioneering studies in cats and rodents identified regions within an ancient part of the brain, the hypothalamus, that are sufficient to increase or reduce appetite. Stimulating…

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Harvard Researchers Among Those Receiving More Than $150 Million in Funding from the NIH BRAIN Initiative

Harvard scientists are among dozens of researchers who will receive more than $150 million in funding over the next five years through the National Institute of Health’s Brain…

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TAKING MICROSCOPY TO THE LIMIT — AND BEYOND

(L to R) Susan Mango, Andy McMahon, Bodo Stern, Catherine Dulac, Sam Kunes (seated), Alex Schier, and Jeff Lichtman Even with the most powerful optical microscopes, biologists who…

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SPLITTING HEDGEHOG

Co-authors Tehyen Chu and Sam Kunes One of a cell’s fundamental tasks is to deliver its synthetic products to subcellular locations appropriate for their function.  Nowhere is this…

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A NEW MECHANISM FOR LONG-TERM MEMORY

Calyx of the mushroom body, Drosophila brain[click for full size and description] Authors Sam Kunes and Shovon Ashraf One of the remaining mysteries of neuroscience is how memories…

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