bioluminescence, neuroscience, disease & medicine
Some Nerve
Some Nerve
Greg Dunn | Nov 1, 2013
The neuron-inspired art of erstwhile neuroscientist Greg Dunn
Synapses on Stage
Synapses on Stage
Kelly Rae Chi | Nov 1, 2013
Light microscopy techniques that spotlight neural connections in the brain
The Neuron Doctrine, circa 1894
The Neuron Doctrine, circa 1894
Chris Palmer | Nov 1, 2013
Santiago Ramón y Cajal used a staining technique developed by Camillo Golgi to formulate the idea that the neuron is the basic unit of the nervous system.
Contributors
Contributors
Abby Olena | Nov 1, 2013
Meet some of the people featured in the November 2013 issue of The Scientist.
Exploring the Neuron Forest
Exploring the Neuron Forest
Mary Beth Aberlin | Nov 1, 2013
Innovations in imaging techniques and genetic sequencing take neuroscience to a new level.
The Psychiatrist’s Jigsaw
The Psychiatrist’s Jigsaw
Megan Scudellari | Nov 1, 2013
Researchers are piecing together the devilishly complex sets of genetic alterations underlying schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Waste-Management Consultant
Waste-Management Consultant
Megan Scudellari | Nov 1, 2013
By audaciously pursuing an abandoned area of research, Ana María Cuervo discovered how cells selectively break down their waste, and revealed the health consequences when that process malfunctions.
Genetic Diversity in the Brain
Genetic Diversity in the Brain
Ruth Williams | Oct 31, 2013
Neurons within a person’s brain exhibit striking variations in DNA copy number.
Cortical Computing
Cortical Computing
Abby Olena | Oct 28, 2013
A study shows that dendrites not only transmit information between neurons, but also process some of that information.
Tuning the Brain
Tuning the Brain
Andres Lozano | Oct 28, 2013
Deep-brain stimulation is allowing neurosurgeons to adjust the neural activity in specific brain regions to treat thousands of patients with myriad neurological disorders.