16 October 2019
Vol 11, Issue 514

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ONLINE COVER Sampling Neuroscience. The cover depicts human brain specimens, highlighting this issue's focus on translational neuroscience to coincide with the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. Five Research Articles showcase progress on several different fronts. Using intracranial electroencephalography in patients with epilepsy, Liu et al. report physiological oscillations in brain tissue in response to cognitive stimuli. Meanwhile, Xing et al. established neuropeptide S as a mediator of sleep-induced memory consolidation in mice. Tackling neurodegenerative disorders, Diaz-Castro et al. identified an astrocyte gene signature in Huntington's disease, and Burbulla et al. treated Parkinson's disease cellular models with a small-molecule modulator of wild-type β-glucocerebrosidase. Finally, Vachicouras et al. report development of a soft auditory brainstem implant that conforms to the curvature of the cochlear nucleus for treating hearing loss. [CREDIT: GUY GILLETTE/SCIENCE SOURCE]