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Scientists discover brain region linking short-term to long-term memory

The anterior thalamus plays such a key role in memory that boosting it in mice consolidates the animals' trivial experiences into long-term memories.

What you get is not just what you see 

Scientists have built a novel AI system that rewrites the rules for computer vision. It might soon turn neuroscience on its head.

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New technique captures unprecedented view of the active brain

The tech, dubbed MesoLF, captures 10,500 neurons buried at once-inaccessible depths, firing from brain regions many millimeters apart, simultaneously—all with unprecedented resolution.

Pioneering forestry researcher Suzanne Simard to receive the 2023 Lewis Thomas Prize

The author of Finding the Mother Tree: Discovering the Wisdom of the Forest will be presented with Rockefeller’s prestigious science writing award on April 17.

Innovative approach opens the door to COVID nanobody therapies

The relatively simple and low-cost procedure could empower laboratories in low-resource areas to generate nanobodies against SARS-CoV-2, as well as other viruses.

Illuminating the evolution of social parasite ants

The findings offer a new way to understand how some ants become total layabouts.

Emil C. Gotschlich, creator of lifesaving vaccines, has died

A molecular chemist whose work has protected millions of people from bacterial meningitis, Gotschlich passed away on February 14. He was 88.

Homing in on the genetics of severe COVID in children

A trio of faulty genes fail to put the brakes on the immune system’s all-out assault on SARS-CoV-2, leading to the inflammatory overload characteristic of MIS-C.

The nutrient that cancer cells crave

Starving cancer cells of a key amino acid could potentially render tumors more vulnerable to the body’s natural immune response.

Elaine Fuchs awarded Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life Science

Fuchs receives the honor for illuminating the genetics of skin diseases and the mechanisms that guide skin renewal, yielding insights into aging, inflammation, and cancer.