Research in mice sheds light on how brain senses, responds to low oxygen levels
New research from the lab of Peng Li, Ph.D., has uncovered the neural circuit in mice that activates sighing in response to low oxygen levels.
New tool improves scientists’ ability to manipulate cellular activities
A collaboration between two LSI labs has resulted in a new research tool for manipulating when and where cellular functions are activated, using the power of peptides.
Tracing the source of sighs: Researchers find new neurological circuit that controls ‘emotional sighs’ in mice
New research reveals that one group of neurons controls various types of sighing, but they receive their instructions from different areas of the brain depending on the reason for the sigh.
LSI Cubed funds new round of trainee-initiated, multi-lab research projects
Four teams of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows will soon launch their own cross-lab, interdisciplinary projects, with funding from the LSI Cubed program.
LSI welcomes new faculty member
The LSI’s newest faculty member is studying how the brain controls rhythmic breathing — and how these same circuits might be recruited to help fight conditions such as sleep apnea and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).