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Spontaneous fluctuations in pupil size and heart rate are proxies of autonomic arousal, which is altered in neurodevelopmental disorders.

Deep learning by AI from arousal fluctuations

A quantitative, noninvasive, and highly translational biomarker for the early detection of (neuro-)developmental…

Phyllostomus discolor, and a spectrogram of a species-specific call

Bat auditory cortex codes for vocal communication

Bats show complex vocal communication behavior and are ranked under those species capable of vocal learning. Our recent…

Cutting-edge light-shaping technology.

In vivo sub-millisecond two-photon optogenetics with temporally focused patterned light

This study demonstrates fast and precise spike generation in vivo by applying cutting-edge light-shaping technology.

Optical setup for voltage imaging and optogenetic control

Recording and controlling neuronal voltage with light

A long-standing goal in neuroscience is to record and perturb the membrane potential of multiple neurons simultaneously…

Jackdaw flock

How social relationships transform bird flocks

In jackdaw flocks, mates stick together within the crowd, at a cost to the flock as a whole.

Axonemal microtubules

Dissecting the axoneme structure

The contribution of axonemal microtubules to the length stability of the cilia was studied in vitro by developing a…

Cancer cells

ALK7 signaling pathway hinders tumorigenesis and cancer metastasis

During evolution, our body has developed several mechanisms that oppose the progression of various diseases, such as…

IR8a (green) and tuning receptor IR64a (magenta) localize to the ciliated endings of olfactory sensory neurons in the Drosophila antenna

Olfactory Ionotropic Receptors need sugar coating to localize

Ionotropic Receptors are a diverse family of sensory receptors of environmental odors, tastants, humidity and…

Discovery of a human geomagnetic sensory system

Although most humans are not consciously aware of the geomagnetic stimuli that they encounter in everyday life, we…

The image represents yeast cells evolving, and on the right side the blue and orange dots represent mutations and genetic instability.

A single-hit trigger of genomic chaos

It was postulated that the favorite route towards cancer initiation involves two-hits, disrupting both copies of a…

 IGT-based NAND and NOR gates conform to the surface of orchid petals

Fast, flexible ionic transistors for bioelectronic devices

We designed and developed novel transistor architecture and material to build better bioelectronic devices. For the…

Litters of self-replicating origami cross-tiles

Replication using large surfaced DNA tiles leads to exponential growth, with each seed producing a single daughter…