bats, neuroscience, culture
The Call of the Finding
Jef Akst | Nov 18, 2011
Some are worried that psychologists have become addicted to sound-bite results.
Snake Toxin Reveals Pain Clues
Tia Ghose | Nov 16, 2011
The venom from the Texas coral snake causes intense pain by targeting acid-sensing ion channels, providing researchers with potential new targets for pain therapies.
Chronic Fatigued Researcher Sued
Jef Akst | Nov 15, 2011
A research institute has filed a lawsuit against its former employee, Judy Mikovits, who claimed to link a mouse retrovirus to chronic fatigue syndrome.
Top 7 in Neuroscience
Edyta Zielinska | Nov 8, 2011
A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in neuroscience and related areas, from Faculty of 1000
Q&A: Aging Geniuses
Cristina Luiggi | Nov 8, 2011
A new study shows that over the past century, the age at which scientists produce their most valuable work is increasing.
Monikers Coined for No-Name Elements
Jef Akst | Nov 8, 2011
Elements 110, 111, and 112 on the periodic table are officially named.
Pioneers Make More Babies
Jef Akst | Nov 7, 2011
Women of the French families that colonized Canada in the 17th and 18th centuries had more children and grandchildren than late comers to the region.
Neurosurgery Resident Plagiarized Research
Bob Grant | Nov 7, 2011
A physician doing a residency at the University of Virginia Medical Center was caught copying sections of text and an illustration in multiple NIH-funded papers.
Cigarette Smoking Leads to Coke?
Jef Akst | Nov 4, 2011
Nicotine may alter the brain’s response to cocaine, supporting the idea that the legal drug may serve as a "gateway" to the use of illegal substances.
DNA Sequencer Sales Going Down
Cristina Luiggi | Nov 2, 2011
Expecting significant cuts to the federal research budget, scientists are scratching expensive DNA sequencers off their wish lists.