Neuroscience Research

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By Taylor Hite
October 22, 2020

Authors show that microbiome depletion by antibiotics in rats produces widespread changes in the recruitment of neuronal ensembles that are activated by oxycodone intoxication and withdrawal.

an immunostained whole-mount preparation of a mouse cochlea
By SfN Staff
October 8, 2020

This image shows an immunostained whole-mount preparation of a mouse cochlea.

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By Julia Badyna
October 1, 2020

Authors highlight a deficit in motor skill consolidation-dependent synaptic plasticity at motor cortex to dorsal striatum synapses that represents an early biomarker for Huntington’s Disease in mice.

MAP2+ (magenta) neurites from cultured immature cortical neurons extending into a stripe of chondroitin sulfate proteoglycans (CSPGs; green) treated with chondroitinase ABC (chABC), an enzyme that abolishes CSPGs
By SfN Staff
September 24, 2020

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

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By Joseph Lesnak, DPT
September 10, 2020

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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By SfN Staff
September 3, 2020

See the most-shared articles of July/August 2020; Volume 7, Issue 4

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By Catherine Smoot
August 20, 2020

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.

Spiking patterns of MeA Dbx1- and Foxp2-lineage neurons differ across sex and lineage.
By Rosalind S.E. Carney, DPhil
August 13, 2020

Authors show neuronal subpopulation and sex differences in the biophysical signatures of developmentally defined medial amygdala output neurons.

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By Vishal Patel
August 6, 2020

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.

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By Rosalind S.E. Carney, DPhil
July 30, 2020

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.