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Environmental light triggers production of memory proteins in fruit flies

Courtship behavior of male fruit flies (left). Light triggers gene expression for memory maintenance (right). Credit: Inami et al., JNeurosci 2020 Maintaining long-term memories requires environmental light, according to research in fruit flies recently published in JNeurosci. Memories begin in a temporary form, which are converted into long term memories …

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Gene mutation in the chloride channel triggers hyperaldosteronism

Calcium measurements of aldosterone-producing cells of the adrenal gland. If the cells are blue in color, this indicates low calcium concentration. Green to red cells have increased calcium concentration, which results in the production of aldosterone. Credit: Audrey H. Soria Hyperaldosteronism is a disease primarily affecting the adrenal glands that …

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