Loading...

The Scientist

» patent, neuroscience and immunology

Most Recent

image: Pregnancy May Remodel the Brain’s Social Cognition Regions

Pregnancy May Remodel the Brain’s Social Cognition Regions

By Ben Andrew Henry | December 20, 2016

Reductions in the volume of gray matter in specific regions appear to represent synaptic pruning, a new study suggests, that tunes a mother’s brain to childcare.

2 Comments

image: Mouse Immunology Paper Retracted

Mouse Immunology Paper Retracted

By Jef Akst | December 16, 2016

A finding of misconduct spurs the retraction of a Science paper claiming to have identified a protein in mice that boosted immunity to both viruses and cancer.

1 Comment

image: Video: Patent Battle Over CRISPR Gene Editing

Video: Patent Battle Over CRISPR Gene Editing

By Jef Akst | December 13, 2016

The Scientist goes to court for a CRISPR patent interference case at the US Patent and Trademark Office.

0 Comments

image: New Developments in CRISPR Patent Case

New Developments in CRISPR Patent Case

By Jef Akst | December 12, 2016

Documents suggest Feng Zhang started working on CRISPR before Jennifer Doudna’s group published; researchers call for CRISPR technology to be shared openly

0 Comments

image: CRISPR Oral Arguments Recap, Cont’d

CRISPR Oral Arguments Recap, Cont’d

By Jef Akst | December 8, 2016

This week’s CRISPR patent hearing took a deep dive into the science of moving the gene-editing technology from prokaryotes to eukaryotic systems.

2 Comments

image: USPTO to Hear Arguments on CRISPR Patents

USPTO to Hear Arguments on CRISPR Patents

By Jef Akst | December 5, 2016

Tuesday morning, the US Patent and Trademark Office will hear oral arguments from the two parties that claim to have been the first to use CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology in eukaryotic cells.

0 Comments

image: Naive T Cells Find Homes in Lymphoid Tissue

Naive T Cells Find Homes in Lymphoid Tissue

By Karen Zusi | December 2, 2016

The human lymph nodes and spleen maintain unique, compartmentalized sets of naive T cells well into old age.

0 Comments

image: Retrieving Short-Term Memories

Retrieving Short-Term Memories

By Anna Azvolinsky | December 1, 2016

Neurons can continue to capture a short-term memory without continuous firing, researchers show.  

0 Comments

Scientists are enlisting the help of pigeons, parrots, crows, jays, and other species to disprove the notion that human cognitive abilities are beyond those of other animals.

3 Comments

image: Low Social Status May Weaken Immune System in Monkeys

Low Social Status May Weaken Immune System in Monkeys

By Ben Andrew Henry | November 29, 2016

Life at the bottom of the pecking order ramps up inflammation, according to new research, an effect that appears to be reversible.

0 Comments

Popular Now

  1. Salk Institute Suspends Cancer Scientist Inder Verma
  2. Long-Term Study Reveals Flip in Plant Responses to Carbon Dioxide
  3. Jim Bridenstine Confirmed to Lead NASA
  4. RNA Injection Restores Hearing in Guinea Pigs