The Scientist

» Nobel Prize, ecology and neuroscience

Most Recent

Upping a gene’s expression in rat brains made them better learners and normalized the activity of hundreds of other genes to resemble the brains of younger animals.

3 Comments

Single-cell genome analyses reveal the amount of mutations a human brain cell will collect from its fetal beginnings until death.

3 Comments

Among this year’s winners are a geneticist who revealed how plants respond to shade and a group of physicists who mapped the universe’s background radiation.

1 Comment

image: Book Excerpt from <em>Jane on the Brain</em>

Book Excerpt from Jane on the Brain

By | December 1, 2017

In chapter 3, “The Sense of Sensibility,” author Wendy Jones uses scenes from one of Jane Austen’s most celebrated novels to illustrate the functioning of the body’s stress response system.

0 Comments

Aggressive little marine predators, mantis shrimps possess a mushroom body that appears identical to the one found in insects.

2 Comments

image: Meet the Press, 1967

Meet the Press, 1967

By | December 1, 2017

Fifty years ago, Arthur Kornberg announced to reporters that his team had synthesized functional DNA.

0 Comments

image: Sense, Sensibility, and Neuroscience

Sense, Sensibility, and Neuroscience

By | December 1, 2017

Jane Austen can teach us a lot about how our brains handle uncertainty.

0 Comments

New techniques for activating or suppressing neural activity by zapping the skull’s surface allow researchers to target smaller and deeper areas of the brain.

0 Comments

image: Research Links Gut Health to Neurodegeneration

Research Links Gut Health to Neurodegeneration

By | November 13, 2017

Rodent studies presented at the Society for Neuroscience meeting this week tie pathologies in the gastrointestinal tract or microbiome composition with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.

1 Comment

image: Studies Yield Clues to Roots of Gulf War Illness

Studies Yield Clues to Roots of Gulf War Illness

By | November 13, 2017

Presentations at the Society for Neuroscience meeting point to changes in neurons and connectivity between brain regions as potential components of the enigmatic condition.

0 Comments

Popular Now

  1. Secret Eugenics Conference Uncovered at University College London
  2. How Do Infant Immune Systems Learn to Tolerate Gut Bacteria?
  3. That Other CRISPR Patent Dispute
    Daily News That Other CRISPR Patent Dispute

    The Broad Institute and Rockefeller University disagree over which scientists should be named as inventors on certain patents involving the gene-editing technology.

  4. DOE-Sponsored Oak Ridge National Laboratory to Cut 100 More Jobs
AAAS