Sex-specificity of behavior in the fruit fly

What makes a male fly act like a guy?

Adriana Villella and Jeff Hall discuss the neurogenetics of courtship and mating in Drosophila in a new review.

Remote controlling your office computer from home

With winter on the way, I thought it was time to update my instructions for How to Access Your Office Computer from Home

Call or e-mail Steven (or leave a comment here) if you have questions about personalized advice for working from home

AAT

Prof. Anne Gershenson from Chemistry has been awarded a grant from the Alpha-1 Foundation to study protein structure related chain formation of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin.

Annual Neuroscience Migration

As usual for this time of year, the Neuroscience labs will clear out as everyone goes to the Society for Neuroscience meeting. Leslie Griffith will be giving a Presidential Special Lecture on Sleep: Studying a Human Behavior in an Insect (Monday, 5:15 pm).

Here’s a list of Brandeis-affiliated posters and presentations.

Press from SFN:

Multiple loops in DNA-protein binding complexes

Recent results from the Gelles lab published in PLoS Biology show that lac repressor bound to DNA can form different loop structures and that there are rapid transitions between the structures.

The Self-Tuning Neuron

Gina Turrigiano discusses “The Self-Tuning Neuron” in a new review in Cell.

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