This image shows MAP2+ neurites from cultured immature cortical neurons extending into a stripe of chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans (CSPGs) treated with chondroitinase ABC, an enzyme that abolishes CSPGs
Reginald Cannady and Sudarat Nimitvilai-Roberts tell the story about their co-first author paper about time-dependent changes in cellular excitability of neurons in the prefrontal cortex following chronic voluntary ethanol drinking in mice.
Authors demonstrate that epidermal growth factor receptor antagonism not only blocks morphine tolerance but also restores the effectiveness of opioids against neuropathic pain.
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An image of blood vessels in a region of the parietal cortex of a mouse with laminin, pericytes, and cell nuclei visible.
Authors highlight TrkB-dependent molecular pathways as critical for the maturation of inhibitory interneurons and support the hypothesis that loss of BDNF signaling in cortistatin interneurons leads to altered excitatory/inhibitory balance.
Sex- and Genetic Lineage-dependent Variations in the Electrophysiological Properties of Medial Amygdala Neurons
Authors show neuronal subpopulation and sex differences in the biophysical signatures of developmentally defined medial amygdala output neurons.
Tonebox: Automated Tool for Behavioral Analyses and Potential Integration With Other Open Source Methods
Authors developed the open-source ToneBox tool, which allows both novice and expert behaviorists to automatically test hundreds of mice simultaneously on different behavioral tasks.
Parley Belsey and Eric Yttri tell the story about how they created a highly customizable, low cost and reproducible open-source behavior training platform for studying motor control, decision-making, and reaching reaction time in rodents.
Neurons responding to medicinal and abused opioids are visualized for the first time in the mouse brain.