Work led by Yun Zhang, associate professor of organismic and evolutionary biology, shows how the pathway of insulin and insulinlike peptides plays a critical role in helping to regulate learning and memory. Full story in the Harvard Gazettehere.
Harvard research examining the nervous system of Caenorhabditis elegans -- tiny, transparent worms -- suggest a path for investigations that may shed light on disorders such as schizophrenia. Full story in the Harvard Gazettehere.
A Harvard biologist succeeds in mapping a neural network for learned olfactory behavior, using a roundworm model to trace the dislike of a particular smell to the reaction that avoids it. Full story in the Harvard Gazettehere.