MaxWell Monthly Must-Reads

MaxWell Monthly Must-Reads (March 2020)

During this extraordinary period of the COVID-19 pandemic and while working from home, it is important to sometimes take a break. One way to make use of these breaks is to read up on the latest scientific publications. In order to help you select which papers to read, we publish a Monthly Must-Reads every four weeks. After the last two editions which highlight the topics of Axons  and Retina, we decided that for this  edition we will highlight five articles related…

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MaxWell Monthly Must-Reads (February 2020)

It is finally time for a new MaxWell Monthly Must-Reads. Last months edition highlighted the topic of Axons and for the February edition we are focusing on Retina applications. Below you can find five publications related to the topic of Retina. Besides citing five articles, we also pick and highlight one article each month. This month we decided to provide you with a summary of the article that was published last year by Mure et al. We hope you enjoy reading…

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MaxWell Monthly Must-Reads (January 2020)

A new year also means a new edition of MaxWell’s Monthly Must-Reads. This year we have prepared twelve interesting topics for you to read more about. Each month we will highlight one groundbreaking article for you. In addition to this, four related articles are added to the must-reads! To start off 2020, here are five publications related to the topic of Axons. The Axon Initial Segment is the Dominant Contributor to the Neuron’s Extracellular Electrical Potential Landscape by Douglas J.…

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MxW Monthly Must-Reads (01.2019)

Welcome to the first MxW Monthly Must-Reads (MMM) of 2019! This month’s selection of articles focuses on retina research. The retina, an extension of the brain and the first stage of visual input processing, extracts information about various features of visual stimuli, including size, contrast, colour, orientation and motion direction. With a diversity of neural subtypes both on the levels of local processing and downstream output via retinal ganglion cells, the retina is an amazing model for studying functional sub-circuits…

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MaxWell Monthly Must-Reads (June 2018)

June brings us to the fourth edition of our blog series, the MaxWell Monthly Must-Reads. This month’s selection of articles will focus on induced pluripotent stem cells or iPSCs. This technology, developed by researchers at Kyoto University lead by Dr. Shinya Yamanaka, allows adult cells to be genetically ‘reprogrammed’ to a stem cell-like state. Thus, it is possible to derive specific cell types from iPSCs, such as neurons and cardiomyocytes, providing a means to study human cells in-vitro. Increasingly, iPSCs are being used…

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