Molecular Mechanisms Behind Learning and Memory Identified

Summary: Findings reveal the molecular mechanism for acetylcholine in learning and memory. Source: Fujita Health University Patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) have lower levels of the neuromodulator acetylcholine (ACh) in their brains. Donepezil, an AD drug, increases brain ACh levels and improves AD-associated learning deficits. Now, researchers have identified the intracellular signal cascade through which … Read more

James Webb Space Telescope team clears 1st instrument

An exoplanet hunter and first-light detector on NASA’s next-generation space telescope is ready to do science, six months after the observatory launched to space. The $10 billion James Webb Space Telescope is completing commissioning by testing its four cutting-edge instruments and their various modes, which will enable Webb to study both distant galaxies and closer-up … Read more

Mars Spacecraft Finally Upgrading From Windows 98 Era Software

An illustration of the Mars Express spacecraft which launched in 2003.Drawing: ESA The days of dial-up internet, AOL Instant Messenger, and Myspace may be over on Earth, but on Mars, the early years of the internet still live on. A Martian spacecraft has been running on software designed more than 20 years ago in a … Read more