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Social Hierarchy: Even for Mice, It’s Complicated
03.04.2024

Studying wild mice in near-natural conditions reveals different strategies used by females and males in forming social hierarchies

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14.02.2024

Using three AI protein prediction tools, a Chinese-Israeli study uncovers new wrinkles in the folding story of “orphan” proteins

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21.12.2023

Exposure to tears activates human smell receptors and alters aggression-related circuits in the brain

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03.12.2023

Weizmann Institute researchers reveal in mice how exposure to trauma in infancy alters the brain; they show that early treatment to reverse...

A section of a mouse brain under the microscope. The yellow color shows the complex structure of a mature oligodendrocyte, with numerous branches that reach out to the surrounding cells
01.08.2023

A new study in mice could pave the way to personalized therapy for depression, anxiety and other stress-related disorders known to produce...

Prof. Michal Schwartz
20.03.2023

Schwartz was honored for “groundbreaking discoveries that led to a new understanding of the interactions between the immune system and the brain...

Seeing Things Differently: The Secret Life of Our Eyes
26.12.2022

Tracking our eyes’ motion when we are faced with a visual challenge may help researchers uncover neural encoding in the brain

Down to the Synapse: Connecting Brain Circuits to Behavior
15.11.2022

By flipping a single synaptic connection in a neural circuit, the researchers caused male worms to behave like females in response to a...

Photo by Yossi Yovel
24.08.2022

A new study suggests that neurons are not programmed for a single task, but rather are highly dynamic and agile

Scent of a Friend
24.06.2022

Similarities in body odor may contribute to social bonding

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