bioluminescence, neuroscience, disease & medicine
Pesticide Linked to Alzheimer’s
Pesticide Linked to Alzheimer’s
Jef Akst | Feb 10, 2014
Researchers find that DDT may increase the risk of the neurodegenerative disease.
Neural Target for Autism?
Neural Target for Autism?
Jef Akst | Feb 7, 2014
Mouse and rat models of the developmental disorder responded positively to a drug given to their mothers a day before birth.
Not Seeing Is Hearing?
Not Seeing Is Hearing?
Abby Olena | Feb 7, 2014
Hearing improves in mice deprived of visual stimulus for a week, according to a study.
Pruning Synapses Improves Brain Connections
Pruning Synapses Improves Brain Connections
Ed Yong | Feb 2, 2014
Without microglia to pluck off unwanted synapses in early life, mouse brains develop with weaker connections, leading to altered social behavior.
Fly on a String
Fly on a String
The Scientist Staff | Feb 1, 2014
Fruit flies are fixed to a silica fiber in this new technique to aid neuroscientists in performing laser surgery prior to neuroimaging.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Feb 1, 2014
Me, Myself, and Why, RedDevil 4, Neanderthal Man, and Science from Sight to Insight
Single Neuron-Imaging Bot
Single Neuron-Imaging Bot
The Scientist Staff | Feb 1, 2014
New technology probes the functional unit of nervous transmission.
Brains in Action
Brains in Action
The Scientist Staff | Feb 1, 2014
Neuroscientists are automating neural imaging and recording, allowing them to monitor increasingly large swaths of the brain in living, behaving animals.
 
Schizophrenia’s Intricacies
Schizophrenia’s Intricacies
Abby Olena | Jan 23, 2014
Two studies provide insight into the genetics of the disorder and show again how complex it is.
Review: Auditory Hallucinations, Composed
Review: Auditory Hallucinations, Composed
Ajai Raj | Jan 16, 2014
A pair of one-act chamber operas takes the audience inside the world of imagined sound.