20 Jan 2021 - 00:00
In this experiment, mice were trained to reach through an opening in their chamber and grasp a pellet (represented here as a present). Researchers were interested in whether inhibiting or exciting...
30 Nov 2020 - 16:56
The instrument used an initial pump pulse of light to excite electrons and generate excitons. This was rapidly followed by a second pulse of light that used extreme ultraviolet photons to kick the...
30 Nov 2020 - 16:50
The new class of semiconductors, known as transition metal dichalcogenide monolayers (TMDs), have structures similar to graphene. TMDs are made up of just a single layer of atoms that are arranged to...
25 Nov 2020 - 00:03
The scientists studied the effect of stimulating serotonin-releasing neurons (black arrows) in the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC), the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) and nucleus accumbens (NAc) on...
25 Nov 2020 - 00:00
Serotonin-releasing neurons (green arrows) from the dorsal raphe nucleus (DRN) penetrate many other areas of the brain, including the nucleus accumbens (NAc), orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) and medial...
30 Oct 2020 - 11:55
(Left) The graph shows that on average, present-day hurricanes weaken more slowly than hurricanes did 50 years ago. (Right) This slowing of intensity means that on average, present-day hurricanes are...
30 Oct 2020 - 11:51
The scientists found a strong correlation between the time it took for a hurricane to weaken after landfall and sea surface temperature, when both were plotted by year.
29 Sep 2020 - 14:48
The pteropods originated in the Early Cretaceous (pink dot). All the main pteropod lineages, including three sea butterfly groups and the sea angels, survived two major planet-wide crises, an...
18 Sep 2020 - 09:28
In a simple behavioral experiment, rats choose between better quality food that is delivered in conjunction with an uncomfortably bright light, or lower quality food with a less bright light. Signals...
18 Sep 2020 - 09:26
Neurons from the ventromedial thalamus (red area) extend into the prelimbic cortex (blue area) which is a region within the prefrontal cortex (grey area).
8 Sep 2020 - 17:18
The wavelength of light absorbed by the nanospikes changes depending on its local environment. The principle is the basis for detecting the presence and quantity of antibodies which are bound to the...
8 Sep 2020 - 17:16
The green arrows show the direction that the sample moves through the chip, due to the action of the syringe pump.