December 31, 2015|
A year’s worth of noteworthy quotes
Covering the life sciences inside and out
December 24, 2015|
The Scientist’s choice of major improvements in imaging, optogenetics, single-cell analyses, and CRISPR
December 9, 2015|
The complex connectivities of mammalian and avian brains can confound the outcomes of transient neural manipulations, researchers show.
November 26, 2015|
Scientists document the characteristics and connections of mouse neocortical neurons to establish the most detailed microcircuit map to date.
November 23, 2015|
Advances in neuroimaging have improved our understanding of the brain, but the resulting data do little to help judges and juries determine criminal culpability.
November 19, 2015|
A type of bariatric surgery eliminates gut-to-brain signals that trigger sugar highs, a mouse study shows.
October 26, 2015|
Oxytocin and social contact together modulate endocannabinoid activity in the mouse brain, which could help explain the prosocial effects of marijuana use.
October 12, 2015|
Neural connectome patterns differ enough between people to use them as a fingerprint.
September 30, 2015|
Researchers uncover evidence that a retrovirus embedded within the human genome may play a role in the pathology of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
September 10, 2015|
Cortical interneurons in mice exhibit activity-dependent alterations to their characteristic firing patterns.