The Scientist

» federal funding 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

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

Book Excerpt from Jane on the Brain

By Wendy Jones | 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: Sense, Sensibility, and Neuroscience

Sense, Sensibility, and Neuroscience

By Wendy Jones | December 1, 2017

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

0 Comments

image: Philanthropic Funding Makes Waves in Basic Science

Philanthropic Funding Makes Waves in Basic Science

By Bob Grant | December 1, 2017

Private funders are starting to support big projects, and they’re rewriting the playbook on fueling scientific research.

0 Comments

An analysis of President Trump’s proposed $7.2 billion slash to the National Institutes of Health budget points to dire consequences for the development of novel drugs.

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 Jef Akst | 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 Shawna Williams | 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. DNA Robots Target Cancer
    Daily News DNA Robots Target Cancer

    Researchers use DNA origami to generate tiny mechanical devices that deliver a drug that cuts off the blood supply to tumors in mice.

  2. Stem Cell Vaccine Protects Mice From Cancer
  3. Love in the Scientific Literature
    News Analysis Love in the Scientific Literature

    There are countless ways for scientists to say, “I love you.” Naming a slime-mold beetle after your wife (and another after your ex-wife) is, apparently, one of them.  

  4. Gene Expression Overlaps Among Psychiatric Disorders
AAAS