A service of Penn’s Neuroscience Graduate Group

Our hormones tell us to eat less

Authors: David J. Reiner, Elizabeth G. Mietlicki-Baase, Diana R. Olivos, Lauren E. McGrath, Derek J. Zimmer, Kieran Koch-Laskowski, Joanna Krawczyk, Christopher A. Turner, Emily E. Noble, Joel D. Hahn, Heath D. Schmidt, Scott E. Kanoski, Matthew R. Hayes

Brief prepared by: David Reiner

Activation of the brain's stress response in the 'mood center' of the brain produces sex-dependent changes

Authors: Alexis R. Howerton, Alison V. Roland, Jessica M. Fluharty, Aniko Marshall, Alon Chen, Derek Daniels, Sheryl G. Beck, Tracy L. Bale

Brief prepared by: Felicia Davatolhagh

Neural mechanisms of visual search: How does the brain help us find our keys?

Authors: Marino Pagan, Luke S. Urban, Margot P. Wohl, Nicole C. Rust

Brief prepared by: Diana Lynn Xie

Deep Brain Stimulation: A potential treatment for cocaine relapse

Authors: Leonardo A. Guercio, Heath D. Schmidt, R. Christopher Pierce

Brief prepared by: Leonardo Guercio

An 'unexpected' outcome: many parts of our brain, not just a few areas, learn and adapt from unanticipated results

Authors: Ashwin G. Ramayya, Isaac Pedisich, Michael J. Kahana

Brief prepared by: Ryan G. Natan

Chew on this: your daytime sleepiness depends on your diet, not your weight

Authors: Isaac J. Perron, Allan I. Pack, Sigrid Veasey

Brief prepared by: Isaac J. Perron

You are what you eat: discovery of a new process for how your brain controls how many calories you eat and how many calories you burn

Authors: Ceren Ozek, Scott E. Kanoski, Zhong-Yin Zhang, Harvey J. Grill, Kendra K. Bence

Brief prepared by: David Reiner & Isaac Perron

There's a new janitor in town: cleaning up the mess in ALS

Authors: Yvette C. Wong, Erika L.F. Holzbaur

Brief prepared by: Shachee Doshi and Patti Murphy

Different types of neurons within the substantia nigra may play different roles in human behavior

Authors: Ashwin G. Ramayya, Kareem A. Zaghloul, Christoph T. Weidemann, Gordon H. Baltuch and Michael J. Kahana

Brief prepared by: Yin Li

Recycling centers in the cells of Alzheimer’s patients are less acidic than normal and this impairs their function

Authors: Erin E. Coffey, Jonathan M. Beckel, Alan M. Laties, Claire H. Mitchell

Brief prepared by: Alice Dallstream

Linking TrkB to Zzz’s: How one protein may help us understand the intersection of depression and sleep disorders

Authors: Adam J. Watson, Kyle Henson, Susan G. Dorsey, Marcos G. Frank

Brief prepared by: Adam Watson & Isaac Perron

A misbehaving catalyst acts on motor proteins to mess up shipping of materials inside neurons

Authors: Eva Klinman, Erika L. Holzbaur

Brief prepared by: Eva Klinman

Abnormal antibodies: what happens to healthy neurons when important signaling proteins are targeted for disposal

Authors: Emilia H. Moscato, Xiaoyu Peng, Ankit Jain, Thomas D. Parsons, Josep Dalmau, Rita J. Balice-Gordon

Brief prepared by: Kim Kridsada

How our brains combine simple concepts into more complex ideas

Authors: Amy R. Price, Michael F. Bonner, Jonathan E. Peelle, Murray Grossman

Brief prepared by: Meghan Healey

Humans use previous experience with categories of sounds to categorize new sounds as best as they can

Authors: Adam M. Gifford, Yale E. Cohen, Alan A. Stocker

Brief prepared by: Adam Gifford & Kate Christison-Lagay

Understanding how a few neurons in a tiny worm control eating under multiple conditions

Authors: Nick F. Trojanowski, Olivia Padovan-Merhar, David M. Raizen, Chris Fang-Yen

Brief prepared by: Nick Trojanowski

Monkeys hear things the same way as people so we can use them as a model to figure out what the brain is doing when we hear stuff

Authors: Kate L. Christison-Lagay, Yale E. Cohen

Brief prepared by: Kate Christison-Lagay

Controlling serotonin circuits in the brain with light manipulates mice into approaching or avoiding rodent bullies

Authors: Collin Challis, Sheryl G. Beck, Olivier Berton

Brief prepared by: Collin Challis

Genetic mutations related to Huntington’s disease disrupt the transport and breakdown of unwanted materials in the cell

Authors: Yvette C. Wong, Erika L. Holzbaur

Brief prepared by: Sarah Ly