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Brain Research

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A new research approach reveals how the brain learns new rules

The Egyptian fruit bat

Bats navigating in an innovative extra-large experimental setup reveal an unknown neuronal code 

Avocado - a fruit abundant with beta-sitosterol. Photo credit: Shutterstock

Mice receiving the plant-derived substance were less anxious than the controls

A mosquito on a notebook. Photo by Dr. Jonas Wietek

New versions of light-sensitive proteins could illuminate the dark corners of our brain’s communication pathways 

Electron microscopy images representing different views of the MC4 receptor bound to setmelanotide, in complex with proteins activated by the binding

A 3D structure reveals how a unique molecular switch in our brain causes us to feel full – and may help develop improved anti-obesity drugs...