In panels side by side, two twig-like neurons stained green stretch across a black background. The one on the right is the more branchy of the two.
July 7, 2020
Seemingly similar, two neurons show distinct styles as they interact with the same muscle partner
The newsletter cover says "The Story Behind the Science" and shows an image of cells torn through the middle to reveal pictures of notes and the researchers.
June 25, 2020
The story behind the science: How discovery develops
Murat Yildirim smiles as he discusses his poster with a big audience
June 23, 2020
‘Skyrocketing’ research by investing in young researchers
A black and white image of a worm with a bluish line down the center
June 11, 2020
Dopamine signaling allows neural circuits to generate coordinated behaviors
A painting of a rainbow colored network of veins and vessels
June 8, 2020
Study finds path for addressing Alzheimer’s blood-brain barrier impairment

Seemingly similar, two neurons show distinct styles as they interact with the same muscle partner

July 7, 2020
Research Findings
Diversity in how cells talk to the muscle they innervate reveal distinct propensities for change, or “plasticity”

Findings weaken notion that size equals strength for neural connections

June 30, 2020
Research Findings
Among study’s many surprises may be a new way to address Fragile X syndrome – by finding a “Protein X”

The story behind the science: How discovery develops

June 25, 2020
News Feature
An inside look at a key paper illustrates what it can take to publish new knowledge

‘Skyrocketing’ research by investing in young researchers

June 23, 2020
Picower People
Picower Institute postdocs advance new ideas, gain skills with support of NIH’s ‘K99’ awards

Dopamine signaling allows neural circuits to generate coordinated behaviors

June 11, 2020
Research Findings
As part of study, team invents new open-source microscopy platform

Study finds path for addressing Alzheimer’s blood-brain barrier impairment

June 8, 2020
Research Findings
MIT researchers pinpoint mechanism and demonstrate drugs could help

Like a treasure map, brain region emphasizes reward location

June 1, 2020
Research Findings
Lateral septum encodes spatial information with a special emphasis on where the reward lies

Closing social distance with social media by highlighting a volunteer science movement

May 29, 2020
News Feature
While home from the bench, Tonegawa lab postdoc co-runs Twitter feed of the Covid-19 National Scientist Volunteer Database

McKnight Scholars Award supports Flavell lab’s gut-brain connection studies

May 28, 2020
Picower People
Award will help researchers understand how the body’s microbiome influences the brain

Research highlights immune molecule’s complex role in Huntington’s disease

May 26, 2020
Research Findings
Knocking out the immune cytokine IL-6 exacerbates symptoms in HD model mice, affects neural connection genes

Grant fuels effort to develop new Alzheimer’s drug

May 22, 2020
New Research
Collaboration will develop compound to correct gene expression in brain’s immune cells

Scientists find a new way to reverse symptoms of Fragile X

May 20, 2020
Research Findings
Drug compound, tested in mice, could be effective in treating the leading heritable cause of intellectual disability and autism