The sense of taste in female mosquitoes is specially tuned to detect at least four different substances in blood.
Study reveals how mutations of the synaptotagmin-1 protein can lead to a rare disorder called syt1-associated neurodevelopmental disorder. Mutations of the SYT1 gene interfere with neurotransmitter release, and the altered protein becomes less responsive to calcium.
Feeling at a loose end due to social distancing? You can help researchers design drugs that could help stop coronavirus from infecting human cells. Using a free computer game called Foldit, citizen scientists are helping researchers to hunt for proteins that might stop COVID-19.
FlyEM, a team of scientists from Google and the Janelia Research Campus at Howard Hughes Medical Institute, has released the most complete map of the fly brain ever created. The map pinpoints millions of connections between 25,000 neurons. The researchers have made the data free online, along with all of the tools necessary to use it.