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It’s like a party in your brain

Fluorescent dyes light up a cellular community of neurons and brain immune cells (microglia), which were derived from stem…

By Ivy Kupec

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From stem cells to neurons

Scientists at EMBL Heidelberg have investigated stem cells and how they differentiate to become neurons. Their approach included an assessment of the…

By Fabian Oswald


Internal anatomy of the marine worm’s head.

A worm’s sense of the world

EMBL researchers discover that four organs in a marine worm’s head can sense different…

By Emma Steer


Managing chronic pain with light

Scientists at EMBL Rome develop new method that uses light to manage neuropathic pain in…

By Iris Kruijen


Making your brain social

In many people with autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders, different parts of the brain don’t talk to each other very well. Scientists have…

By Guest author(s)


What are you scared of?

What do bullies and sex have in common? Based on work by scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Monterotondo, Italy, it…

By Guest author(s)


Freeze or run? Not that simple

Fear can make you run, it can make you fight, and it can glue you to the spot. Scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in…

By Guest author(s)


New insights into the neural basis of anxiety

People who suffer from anxiety tend to interpret ambiguous situations, situations that could potentially be dangerous but not necessarily so, as…

By Guest author(s)


Limiting the damage in stroke

Scientists at the Universities of Heidelberg and Ulm and a unit of the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Monterotondo, Italy, have…

By Guest author(s)



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