Cover Story

Neuroaesthetics
Neuroaesthetics
Anjan Chatterjee | May 1, 2014
Researchers unravel the biology of beauty and art.

Features

Where the Wild Things Were
Where the Wild Things Were
Daniel Cossins | May 1, 2014
Conservationists are reintroducing large animals to areas they once roamed, providing ecologists with the chance to assess whether such “rewilding” efforts can restore lost ecosystems.
Building Flesh and Blood
Building Flesh and Blood
Jalees Rehman | May 1, 2014
Understanding how networks of blood vessels form is key to engineering transplantable organs and tissues.

Contributors

Contributors
Contributors
Contributors
Meet some of the people featured in the May 2014 issue of The Scientist

Editorial

Your Brain on Art
Your Brain on Art
Your Brain on Art
A new scientific discipline investigates the neurology underlying the experience and the creation of beauty.

Speaking of Science

Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
May 2014's selection of notable quotes

Online First

Caught on Camera
Caught on Camera
Caught on Camera
Selected Images of the Day from www.the-scientist.com

Notebook

Dog’s Worst Friend
Dog’s Worst Friend
Dog’s Worst Friend
US dogs face a deadly threat from algae-spawned toxins lurking in lakes, but there may be an antidote.
Unsinkable Evidence
Unsinkable Evidence
Unsinkable Evidence
Genetic testing disproves one woman’s claims to have been a survivor of the Titanic disaster.
The Youngest Victims
The Youngest Victims
The Youngest Victims
Linking single-gene defects to inflammatory bowel disease in young children may help all sufferers of the illness.
The Crowd Takes On the Computer
The Crowd Takes On the Computer
The Crowd Takes On the Computer
Gangs of nonexperts are outperforming science’s best efforts at automating biological problem solving.

Critic at Large

Psychiatry: An SOS Call
Psychiatry: An SOS Call
Psychiatry: An SOS Call
Social policies shaped the practice of psychiatry in the past. As the discipline becomes ever more scientific, the effects of social policy on patient well-being must not be ignored.

Modus Operandi

Fuel Gauge
Fuel Gauge
Fuel Gauge
An optical reporter quantitatively measures the ATP demands of presynaptic neurons.

The Literature

Inactive Actin
Inactive Actin
Inactive Actin
Clathrin-mediated endocytosis shuts down during mitosis in eukaryotic cells because all of the required actin is hoarded by the cytoskeleton.
The Telltale Tail
The Telltale Tail
The Telltale Tail
A symbiotic relationship between squid and bacteria provides an alternative explanation for bacterial sheathed flagella.
Long-Distance Call
Long-Distance Call
Long-Distance Call
Neurons may use interferon signals transmitted over great distances to fend off viral infection.

Profile

The Energizer
The Energizer
The Energizer
György Hajnóczky uncovers the chemical and physical strategies by which mitochondria communicate and function within a cell.

Scientist to Watch

Sophie Dumont: Forces at Play
Sophie Dumont: Forces at Play
Sophie Dumont: Forces at Play
Assistant Professor, Department of Cell & Tissue Biology, University of California, San Francisco. Age: 38

Lab Tools

Accelerating Antibody Discovery
Accelerating Antibody Discovery
Accelerating Antibody Discovery
Techniques for faster discovery and isolation of human monoclonal antibodies
Hear Ye, Hear Ye
Hear Ye, Hear Ye
Hear Ye, Hear Ye
Tools for tracking quorum-sensing signals in bacterial colonies

Bio Business

Sharing the Wealth
Sharing the Wealth
Sharing the Wealth
From research results to electronic health records, biomedical data are becoming increasingly accessible. How can scientists best capitalize on the information deluge?

Reading Frames

The Skin We’re In
The Skin We’re In
The Skin We’re In
Beneath maladies of the skin lie psychosocial stigma and pain.

Capsule Reviews

Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Madness and Memory, Promoting the Planck Club, The Carnivore Way, and The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons

Foundations

H.M.’s Brain, 1953–Present
H.M.’s Brain, 1953–Present
H.M.’s Brain, 1953–Present
A temporal lobectomy led to profound memory impairment in a man who became the subject of neuroscientists for the rest of his life—and beyond.