Alzheimer's Disease, ecology
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Apr 1, 2014
Cancer Virus, A Window on Eternity, Murderous Minds, and The Extreme Life of the Sea
Metals on our Mind
Metals on our Mind
Anthony White | Apr 1, 2014
A dramatic loss of copper in key brain regions may be central to Alzheimer’s disease. Could restoring metals in the brain help?
Week in Review: March 17–21
Week in Review: March 17–21
Tracy Vence | Mar 21, 2014
Protein appears to protect stressed neurons; vitamin A’s lifelong effects on immunity; stem cells influenced by substrates; supercharged photosynthesis through nanotechnology
Python Auto-Pilot
Python Auto-Pilot
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Mar 21, 2014
Invasive snakes in Florida show evidence of a compass sense they use to navigate back to home territory.
Protein Protects Aging Brain
Protein Protects Aging Brain
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 19, 2014
Study suggests that REST may be a key regulator of neuronal stress and could play a role in staving off neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.
Old-School Fish Guides
Old-School Fish Guides
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Mar 18, 2014
Experienced fish may be critical for keeping migrating populations on track, a study finds.
Ancient Moss Reincarnated
Ancient Moss Reincarnated
Jef Akst | Mar 18, 2014
Antarctic moss beds that have been frozen for more than 1,500 years yield plants that can be brought back to life in the lab.
Week in Review: March 10–14
Week in Review: March 10–14
Tracy Vence | Mar 14, 2014
Whole-genome sequencing in the clinic; blood-based biomarkers predict future cognitive problems; how some pain meds inhibit bacterial growth; ResearchGate launches Open Review
Screen the Healthy?
Screen the Healthy?
Tracy Vence | Mar 12, 2014
In light of a study that showed blood-based biomarkers could predict future cognitive impairment, researchers discuss statistical analyses and the problem of false positives.
Biomarkers Predict Future Cognitive Impairment
Biomarkers Predict Future Cognitive Impairment
Tracy Vence | Mar 9, 2014
A blood test can predict whether an asymptomatic older adult will develop cognitive impairment or Alzheimer’s disease within two to three years, a study shows.