bacterial toxin, ecology, neuroscience
Seeing Through Mice
Jef Akst | Sep 1, 2011
A new technique for turning mouse fetuses transparent offers a literal window into the brain.
<em>Art + Science Now</em>
Art + Science Now
Bob Grant | Sep 1, 2011
The book that serves as bio art's encyclopedia.
Octophilosophy
Katherine Bagley | Sep 1, 2011
When it comes to studying cephalopod brains and behavior, it helps to have a philosopher around.
To Pee or Not to Pee
Richard P. Grant | Sep 1, 2011
Have researchers found the seat of urination control in a primitive brain region?
Hold That Thought
Mary Beth Aberlin | Sep 1, 2011
In the memory circuits of the aging brain and the signaling pathways of pain, science is trading mystery for mastery.
Puncturing the Myth
Geoffrey Burnstock | Sep 1, 2011
Purinergic signaling, not mystical energy, may explain how acupuncture works.
Blood’s Role in the Aging Brain
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 31, 2011
A blood protein involved in allergy contributes to the decline in brain function and memory in aging mice.
Soldiers' Amygdalae Show Scars
Kerry Grens | Aug 30, 2011
A year and a half after soldiers have returned from war, impairments in the regulatory circuitry of the amygdala remain.
Bird Braves Irene
Bob Grant | Aug 29, 2011
A shorebird flies into the teeth of the massive hurricane that hit the US East Coast…and lives to tell about it.
Bug Fest 2011
Bug Fest 2011
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 25, 2011
Earlier this month (August 13-14) thousands of children and bug-loving adults descended on the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia, where all manner of insect—dead, alive, and deep fried—were on display to be looked at, touched and, yes...eaten.