bioluminescence, neuroscience, disease & medicine
WHO OKs Experimental Ebola Drugs
WHO OKs Experimental Ebola Drugs
Tracy Vence | Aug 13, 2014
But biotech firms’ supplies are dwindling.
Bioluminescence Researcher Dies
Bioluminescence Researcher Dies
Jef Akst | Aug 12, 2014
Harvard biochemist J. Woodland Hastings, who first theorized about quorum sensing in the late 1960s, succumbed to pulmonary fibrosis last week at age 87.
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.
Zebrafish Brain in Action
Zebrafish Brain in Action
Tracy Vence | Jul 28, 2014
Researchers use light-sheet microscopy to map central nervous system activity in zebrafish larvae.
Human Brain Project Addresses Detractors
Human Brain Project Addresses Detractors
Bob Grant | Jul 15, 2014
Officials behind the European brain mapping effort take preliminary steps to tackle concerns voiced about the project.