Ori, Jason, and Vincent reveal identification of an orphan receptor that modifies short-term memory in mice, and a mouse model of COVID-19 that includes anosmia or loss of smell.

Hosts: Ori Lieberman, Vincent Racaniello, and Jason Shepherd

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Maria joins TWiN to explain how single-cell transcriptomics is being used to reveal the evolution of the brain, at a cost of about $1 per neuron.

Hosts: Ori Lieberman, Andres Bendesky, and Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Maria Tosches

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TWiN explains how a cytokine produced by neurons activates microglia which modify the extracellular matrix and remodel synapses, leading to memory consolidation.

Hosts: Ori Lieberman, Andres Bendesky, Erin Calipari, Jason Shepherd and Vincent Racaniello

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  • IL-33 promotes synaptic plasticity (Cell) 4:51, 12:25
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Columbia University Chief Neurology Resident Genna Waldman joins TWiN to explains how her department prepared for COVID-19, and the neurological symptoms associated with the disease.

Hosts: Ori Lieberman, Andres Bendesky, Jason Shepherd and Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Genna Waldman

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TWiN explains how neurological disease in mice can be repaired by using CRISPR/Cas to knock down levels of a single cell protein, which converts astrocytes to neurons.

Hosts: Ori Lieberman, Erin Calipari, Jason Shepherd and Vincent Racaniello

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The TWiN team reveals how the nervous system controls hair graying in mice subjected to stress, and adaptive immune responses.

Hosts: Ori Lieberman, Jason Shepherd,  Erin Calipari and Vincent Racaniello

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Nirao Shah joins TWiN to discuss the work of his laboratory on how our brains generate social interactions that differ between the sexes.

Hosts: Ori Lieberman, Andres Bendesky, and Jason Shepherd

Guest: Nirao Shah

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Olfactory epithelium

Bob Datta joins TWiN to reveal the findings of his laboratory on expression of SARS-CoV-2 entry genes in the olfactory epithelium and the implications for anosmia associated with COVID-19.

Hosts: Ori Lieberman, Andres Bendesky, Jason Shepherd, Erin Calipari and Vincent Racaniello

Guest: Bob Datta

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Jason visits the TWiN studio to explain Arc Capsid Bearing Any RNAs (ACBARs), virus-like capsids that transfer genetic information between neurons.

Hosts: Andres Bendesky, Jason Shepherd, and Vincent Racaniello

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Erin and the TWiN team explain how dopamine neurons encode reward probability and uncertainty, and their roles in attention-based learning and risk-taking such as gambling and addiction.

Hosts: Ori Lieberman, Erin Calipari,Jason Shepherd, and Vincent Racaniello

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