archaeology, disease & medicine, neuroscience
Cerebral Sleuths
Cerebral Sleuths
Mary Beth Aberlin | Nov 1, 2014
For neuroscientists, experimental results converge to help crack the case of how the brain functions.
Brain Massage
Brain Massage
Jef Akst | Nov 1, 2014
Researchers may be able to improve memory by discharging magnetic pulses on the skull to alter the neural activity at and beneath the brain’s surface.
Uncommonly Rare
Uncommonly Rare
Kerry Grens | Nov 1, 2014
How one of the rarest neurodegenerative diseases could lend insight into ubiquitous neuroprotective processes
Light-Operated Drugs
Light-Operated Drugs
Ruth Williams | Nov 1, 2014
Scientists create a photosensitive pharmaceutical to target a glutamate receptor.
Rhythmic Rewiring
Rhythmic Rewiring
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Nov 1, 2014
Circadian neurons in fruit flies form synapses with different, noncircadian brain regions depending on the time of day.
Mitochondria Munchers
Mitochondria Munchers
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Nov 1, 2014
Glial cells consume mitochondria released by neurons in the optic nerve.
Mixed Signals
Mixed Signals
Molly Sharlach | Nov 1, 2014
Individual neurons in the dorsomedial striatum integrate responses to sight and touch.
Brains in Action
Brains in Action
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 1, 2014
An inspiring lecturer turned Marcus Raichle’s focus from music and history to science. Since then, he has pioneered the use of imaging to study how our brains function.
Takaki Komiyama: Circuit Seeker
Takaki Komiyama: Circuit Seeker
Molly Sharlach | Nov 1, 2014
Assistant Professor, Neurobiology Section, University of California, San Diego. Age: 35
Mouse Traps
Mouse Traps
Marissa Fessenden | Nov 1, 2014
How to avoid pitfalls in assays of mouse behavior