9 Aug 2012
Purkinje cells are large neurons in the cerebellum, the part of the brain responsible for motor coordination. This 3D reconstruction shows Purkinje cells in a living mouse that were labeled with a...
Type: Video
8 Aug 2012
When you get a new pair of glasses, take up a musical instrument, or play a new sport, it feels awkward at first, but your muscles and brain soon adapt to integrate the new tools and movements...
Type: News Article
Dendritic spine
8 Aug 2012
A schematic showing how calcium can activate both the enzyme PKC and a feedback loop of other chemical processes within the spine that magnify and extend the calcium signal. PKC in turn causes...
Type: Photo
Lugaro cells and a Golgi cell
7 Aug 2012
The brain is composed of many different types of neurons. These neurons have long, thin structures called dendrites and axons that densely intermingle with each other. To understand how the brain...
Type: Photo
1 Aug 2012
The ability to forego immediate gratification for the sake of an eventual reward is critical for humans; without it, we easily fall prey to problems like addiction, aggression, and poor performance...
Type: Press release
1 Aug 2012
An illustration of how the human papillomavirus (HPV) capsid self-assembles in vitro from individual proteins into virus-like particles. Pharmaceutical companies take advantage of this process to...
Type: Video
Serotonin experiment illustration
30 Jul 2012
Researchers implanted a microdialysis probe into a part of the brain called the dorsal raphe nucleus (DRN), then tested rats’ performance on a waiting test before and after a serotonin-suppressing...
Type: Photo
26 Jul 2012
With much of the equipment moved in and research units steadily populating its labs, cubicles, and offices, Lab 2, which opened late last month, is swiftly coming to life. For some newer units that...
Type: News Article
26 Jul 2012
A vendor adds seals to the Quantum Dynamics Unit's new cryogen-free dilution refrigerator.
Type: Photo
Clean room
26 Jul 2012
Two researchers at work in the clean room
Type: Photo
Nanoparticle deposition system setup
26 Jul 2012
The Nanoparticles by Design Unit's nanoparticle deposition system
Type: Photo
25 Jul 2012
A time lapse video of the setup of a new ultra high vacuum nanoparticle deposition system, which will enable researchers under the supervision of Prof. Mukhles Sowwan to make their own custom...
Type: Video
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