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An unorthodox symbiotic theory about the origin of eukaryotes’ defining characteristic may soon be put to the test.
New research links serotonin and dopamine not just to addiction and depression, but to the ability to control genes.
The ingredients for reactions ancestral to metabolism could have formed very easily in the primordial soup, new work suggests.
Research hints that the energy-generating organelles of cells may play a surprisingly pivotal role in mediating anxiety and depression.
Neuroscientists could use brain waves to spur immune cells into action against the disease — but the process is almost too fantastic to believe.
The glial cells of the nervous system have been eclipsed in importance by neurons for decades. But glia are turning out to be central to many neurological functions, including pain perception.
To scientists’ surprise, blended mixtures of cytoplasm can reorganize themselves into cell-like compartments with working structural components.