Through the Eyes of the Crab: Binocular processing of object motion in the crustaceanNews
The widely spaced eyes and visually guided behaviors of the crab Neohelice granulata suggest it may compute visual parameters of moving targets by combining input from both eyes.Read more
What Makes Good Brain Proteins Turn Bad?News
The protein FUS is implicated in two neurodegenerative diseases: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD). Using a newly developed fruit fly model, researchers have zoomed in on the protein structure of FUS to gain more insight into how it causes neuronal toxicity and disease.
T Cells Attack and Kill Dopamine-Producing Cells in Parkinson's diseaseNews
Researchers in Germany discover a potential new target for treating Parkinson's diseaseRead more
Iron-Fortification of Dietary Grain Improved CognitionNews
Students who consumed an iron-biofortified version of the grain pearl millet exhibited improved attention and memory compared to those who consumed conventional pearl millet, researchers found.Read more
Biosafety and the Agents of DoomArticle
To combat harmful pathogens it is vitally important that scientists have facilities available that enable them to work on them safely. These facilities should prevent the operator from becoming infected with the agent they are working with and prevent the organism from escaping the laboratory setting and potentially initiating new outbreaks of disease.
Italian Study Shows Being a Child of Same-Sex Parents Does Not Affect Your DevelopmentArticle
Study shows no difference in the development of children from same-sex couples compared to different-sex couples.Read more