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Scope advance gives first look through all cortical layers of the awake brain

January 11, 2019

Scope advance gives first look through all cortical layers of the awake brain

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David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory

Just like doctors seek to scan deeper into the body with sonograms, CT, and MRI, and astronomers seek to look farther out into the universe with space-based telescopes, adaptive optics, and different wavelengths of light, neuroscientists pursue new ways to watch brain cells at work deep inside th

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Gut-brain connection signals worms to alter behavior while eating

December 20, 2018

Gut-brain connection signals worms to alter behavior while eating

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Anne Trafton | MIT News Office

When a hungry worm encounters a rich food source, it immediately slows down so it can devour the feast. Once the worm is full, or the food runs out, it will begin roaming again.

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