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a multitude of grid charts?

Can alternative grid maps be expressed by the same neurons?

Grid cells have been thought to provide a single, universal, spatial chart, that in humans may be applied also to…

Retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) in the adult mouse retina

New ways to save injured neurons

Many neurons in the central nervous system fail to survive following injury or in neurodegenerative disease. To find…

Olfactory learning in the zebrafish brain

Complex odors made simple

How do our brains decide whether a smell, such as the odor of an aromatic cheese, is perceived as pleasant or…

Microscopes equipped to travel

Configurable microscopes, equipped to travel, offer a route to expanding advanced application-specific microscopy access

Despite the rapid growth of advanced, custom microscopies that are able to reveal dynamic biological processes within…

Artistic impression of co-transcriptional ribosome assembly

Watching how the ribosome assembles in real-time

All cellular proteins are synthesized by ribosomes, which are large macromolecular machines that are composed of many…

Flocking Jackdaws

Plasticity and the transition to order in jackdaw flocks

New study reveals plasticity rules of interaction driving collective behaviour across different contexts.

Chimeric grafts to study the contribution of the subcutaneous fascia (red) and skin cells (green) during the wound healing/scarring process

How do scars form? Fascia function as a repository of mobile scar tissue

In the riddle about the origin of scar tissue, researchers have reached an important next step. A team led by Helmholtz…

An artist’s depiction of how larval zebrafish make decisions about the direction of coherent motion within a cloud of mostly randomly moving dots

Larval zebrafish as a model for perceptual decision-making

During perceptual decision-making, animals need to accumulate sensory evidence over time but the underlying neural…

Photographs for the transition from swimming to walking in centipede

Navigating land and water: how centipedes walk and swim

Centipedes not only walk on land but also swim in water.

Former Prime Minister of Japan Yasuhiro Nakasone

Former Prime Minister of Japan Yasuhiro Nakasone dies at 101

The adaptive landscape between the likely reconstructed ancestor (left) and the extant wild type (right) for activity of MPH.

Travel in time: back to the roots of how bacteria learned to live on poison

Recently developed bioinformatics methods and extensive laboratory work made it possible to discover how bacteria…

Why bacteria reserve chemical war for dense populations

Why bacteria reserve chemical war for dense populations

Many bacteria produce toxins to kill competitors, but only if the population density is high. This allows them to…