archaeology, disease & medicine, neuroscience
Filling In the Notes
Filling In the Notes
Kerry Grens | Sep 1, 2014
Why the brain produces musical hallucinations
TS Live: Handy Apes
TS Live: Handy Apes
Bob Grant | Sep 1, 2014
Studying handedness in chimps may shed light on the mysterious trait in humans.
Light-Activated Memory Switch
Light-Activated Memory Switch
Ruth Williams | Aug 27, 2014
Scientists use optogenetics to swap out negative memories for positive ones—and vice versa—in mice.
WHO OKs Experimental Ebola Drugs
WHO OKs Experimental Ebola Drugs
Tracy Vence | Aug 13, 2014
But biotech firms’ supplies are dwindling.
Lab-Grown 3-D Brain Tissue Mimics Cortex
Lab-Grown 3-D Brain Tissue Mimics Cortex
Kerry Grens | Aug 11, 2014
From cortical neurons, researchers have engineered rat tissue that formed complex networks of functioning neurons and appeared to behave normally after an injury.
Molecular Neuroscientist Dies
Molecular Neuroscientist Dies
Tracy Vence | Aug 11, 2014
Stephen Heinemann, who along with his colleagues identified the genes encoding the major excitatory neurotransmitter receptors in the brain, has passed away at age 75.
Neural Stem Cells Sprout Long Axons
Neural Stem Cells Sprout Long Axons
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Aug 7, 2014
Early neurons reprogrammed from human skin cells show unprecedented axonal growth in a rat model of spinal cord injury.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Aug 1, 2014
August 2014's selection of notable quotes
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Aug 1, 2014
The Myth of Mirror Neurons, Curious, Shadow Medicine, and Doctored
Beyond Cat Killing
Beyond Cat Killing
Bob Grant | Aug 1, 2014
Capsule reviewed author Ian Leslie sets up his latest book, Curious, about the human propensity to wonder and learn.