Flatworms muscle new eyes' wiring into their brains

Peter Reddien's lab at the Whitehead Institute takes a step forward in understanding how neural circuits could be regenerated in adults.

Eva Frederick | Whitehead Institute • mit
July 8, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: neuroscience development biology animals research school-of-science whitehead-institute

How worms move: Dopamine helps nematodes coordinate motor behaviors

To spy on worms for days on end, Picower Institute scientists invent a new open-source microscopy platform.

David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory • mit
June 30, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: neuroscience microscopy animals research school-of-science brain-and-cognitive-sciences national-science-foundation-nsf national-institutes-of-health-nih picower-institute

Continuing a legacy of Antarctic exploration

The Summons Lab compares lipids from Antarctic microbial communities to century-old samples.

Fatima Husain | EAPS • mit
Nov. 22, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: evolution genetics geology climate-change environment climate bacteria biology ecology animals microbes research school-of-science eaps earth-and-atmospheric-sciences


Comparing primate vocalizations

Study shows Old World monkeys combine items in speech — but only two and never more, unlike humans.

Peter Dizikes | MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 3, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: evolution linguistics biology animals research school-of-humanities-arts-and-social-sciences

Genetic study takes research on sex differences to new heights

Differences in male and female gene expression, including those contributing to height differences, found throughout the body in humans and other mammals.

Greta Friar | Whitehead Institute • mit
July 18, 2019 ~8 min

Tags: evolution genetics biology animals research school-of-science national-institutes-of-health-nih whitehead-institute

Gut-brain connection signals worms to alter behavior while eating

Study may lead to a better understanding of the digestive tract’s nervous system.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Dec. 20, 2018 ~8 min

Tags: neuroscience animals research behavior school-of-science brain-and-cognitive-sciences national-science-foundation-nsf national-institutes-of-health-nih picower-institute

The Committee on Animal Care solicits feedback | MIT News

MIT News Office • mit
Sept. 28, 2018 ~2 min

Tags:  animals  research  community  school-of-science  whitehead-institute  administration

Michale Fee receives McKnight Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Award | MIT News

The McKnight technology award supports scientists using novel and creative approaches to understanding brain function.

Sabbi Lall | McGovern Institute for Brain Research • mit
July 20, 2018 ~3 min

Tags:  funding  animals  behavior  awards-honors-and-fellowships  school-of-science  brain-and-cognitive-sciences  mcgovern-institute

The Committee on Animal Care solicits feedback | MIT News

MIT News Office • mit
March 19, 2018 ~2 min

Tags:  animals  research  community  school-of-engineering  school-of-science  whitehead-institute  administration

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