The Journal of Neuroscience


20 July 2016

  • PAG Neuronal Subpopulations Control Defensive Behaviors
  • A Role for Disease Risk Factor ULK4 in Ciliogenesis


  • A Transgenic Rat for Specifically Inhibiting Adult Neurogenesis
  • The growth of research on adult neurogenesis has advanced our understanding of the function of newborn neurons.

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Certain areas of the brain can grow new cells throughout life.

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How the Brain Builds Memory Chains

Source: Scientific American

Recollections of successive events physically entangle each other when brain cells store them.

Dozens of Wrestlers Sue WWE Over CTE, Effects of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Source: Chicago Tribune

A class-action lawsuit against the WWE was filed on behalf of dozens of pro wrestlers, alleging that the wrestlers incurred "long term neurological injuries" in the course of working for the company.

How Zika Breaks Into the Brain

Source: The Atlantic

The virus may rely on particular receptors to infect neural stem cells—but scientists still have more questions than answers.

A Mouse Watches Film Noir And Offers Clues To Human Consciousness

Source: National Public Radio

Researchers at the Allen Institute for Brain Science have created a public observatory for studying the visual circuitry in a mouse's brain. Among the attractions: watching 18,000 neurons respond to Orson Welles' Touch of Evil. 

Researcher Proposes Method for Growing Brain Cells in 3D

Source: Engadget

Researcher at the University of Twente in the Netherlands have proposed a new method that could allow scientists to develop a "3D brain-on-a-chip."