Table of Contents: June 2012


Do you mind? Artists respond to matter of the mind.

Image Credit: Renee Gordon
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Do You Mind? was an art-science collaboration that paired early career neuroscientists at the University of Auckland Centre for Brain Research with local artists, to develop cross-disciplinary dialogue. When artist Tom Henry visited Renee Gordon in her neurodegeneration research lab she showed him cultured astrocytes using a fluorescent microscope (shown in green, nuclei in blue). Tom commented that her images “evoked everything from star-like galaxies to seaweed forests,” and in response produced prints by pressing paint between surfaces to create semi-symmetric shapes, referencing brain hemispheres and regeneration of cells. See Dowie, et al. (e1001340)], in this issue.




The Macroecology of Sustainability

Joseph R. Burger, Craig D. Allen, James H. Brown, William R. Burnside, Ana D. Davidson, Trevor S. Fristoe, Marcus J. Hamilton, Norman Mercado-Silva, Jeffrey C. Nekola, Jordan G. Okie, Wenyun Zuo


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An Autism-Associated Variant of Epac2 Reveals a Role for Ras/Epac2 Signaling in Controlling Basal Dendrite Maintenance in Mice

Deepak P. Srivastava, Kevin M. Woolfrey, Kelly A. Jones, Charles T. Anderson, Katharine R. Smith, Theron A. Russell, Hyerin Lee, Marina V. Yasvoina, David L. Wokosin, P. Hande Ozdinler, Gordon M. G. Shepherd, Peter Penzes

Hox Proteins Display a Common and Ancestral Ability to Diversify Their Interaction Mode with the PBC Class Cofactors

Bruno Hudry, Sophie Remacle, Marie-Claire Delfini, René Rezsohazy, Yacine Graba, Samir Merabet

Circadian-Related Heteromerization of Adrenergic and Dopamine D4 Receptors Modulates Melatonin Synthesis and Release in the Pineal Gland

Sergio González, David Moreno-Delgado, Estefanía Moreno, Kamil Pérez-Capote, Rafael Franco, Josefa Mallol, Antoni Cortés, Vicent Casadó, Carme Lluís, Jordi Ortiz, Sergi Ferré, Enric Canela, Peter J. McCormick

The Origin of Glucocorticoid Hormone Oscillations

Jamie J. Walker, Francesca Spiga, Eleanor Waite, Zidong Zhao, Yvonne Kershaw, John R. Terry, Stafford L. Lightman