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Visual motion computation in the brain is tuned to the real world

Visual motion computation in the brain is tuned to the real world

Identifying visual motion is an important task for the visual system of all animals. This is a computation that must be…

The healing touch

Social touch promotes communication via oxytocin

Gentle somatosensory stimulation activates parvocellular oxytocin neurons that drive the activity of the much larger…

Single molecule fluorescent in situ hybridization visualization of mig-1 mRNA molecules

Gene networks that make cellular timers less noisy

Gene networks help cells to tell the time. A new theory predicts networks that tell the time most precisely and…

Jumping locust

High resolution videography of freely moving insects

High resolution videos of insects have been used by scientists to discover secrets such as the aerodynamics of flight,…

Oxytocin producing neurons in the paraventricular nucleus in the mouse brain

Targeting translation to boost oxytocin and social behavior

The complex clinical and genetic variability of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has made the development of new…

Robotic system for automation of evolution experiments.

Towards a new strategy for slowing down antibiotic resistance

A new high-throughput lab evolution technique reveals that antibiotic resistance evolves more slowly when bacteria are…

Boolean logic gates

Towards cyborg biology - electrochemical biosensors of everything

The idea of combining man-made and natural systems has fascinated humans for centuries. However, despite the explosion…

A feather embedded in Burmese amber

Stepwise evolution of the feather shaft: an evolutionary developmental perspective

Recent paleontological and neontological studies on feathers and feather-like integumentary structures have improved…

The recruitment of the next Secretary-General of HFSPO

The Board of Trustees (Board) of the International Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO) invites…

Sunflowers

A widespread role of massive supergenes in local adaptation

Adaptation often requires the concerted action of alleles at many different genes. But how do you keep them together?…

Nuclear actin filament formation in pronuclei of a mouse embryo at the one-cell stage.

A nuclear role for actin polymerization in early embryonic development

After fertilization, sperm and egg nuclei need to be reprogrammed to form the first embryonic nuclei. Actin…

dung beetle

Four secret rules that dung beetles use to roll a ball

The dung beetle is a particularly strong insect that can roll a large dung ball across the savanna. How can it achieve…