bioluminescence, neuroscience, disease & medicine
Optogenetics and OCD
Optogenetics and OCD
Ruth Williams | Jun 6, 2013
Stimulating brain cells with light reveals the dysfunctional circuitry that causes obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Opinion: BRAIN Is Not Enough
Opinion: BRAIN Is Not Enough
Alvaro Fernandez | Jun 6, 2013
The recently announced BRAIN Initiative, referred to as the Apollo program for neuroscience, needs more funding and better goals to live up to the hype.
Opinion: The Payoff of Big Science
Opinion: The Payoff of Big Science
K. John Morrow Jr. | Jun 3, 2013
Was the Human Genome Project the key to a gold mine?
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Annie Gottlieb and Bob Grant | Jun 1, 2013
The Book of Woe, Ungifted, My Beloved Brontosaurus, and Brainwashed
BPA Dangers in Pregnancy?
BPA Dangers in Pregnancy?
Edyta Zielinska | May 28, 2013
Pregnant mice exposed to the chemical used in many plastics have offspring with behavioral abnormalities.
Stroke Patients Improve with Stem Cells
Stroke Patients Improve with Stem Cells
Dan Cossins | May 28, 2013
Long-term stroke patients involved in a small-scale clinical trial of a neural stem-cell therapy show signs of recovery.
Distinct Neural Pathway for Itchiness
Distinct Neural Pathway for Itchiness
Dan Cossins | May 24, 2013
Scientists find the molecule that delivers itchiness signals to the brain via a dedicated, and previously unknown, neural pathway.
 
Watching the Brain Remember
Watching the Brain Remember
Sabrina Richards | May 16, 2013
For the first time, researchers visualize zebrafish memory retrieval in real time.
Clock Genes Linked to Depression
Clock Genes Linked to Depression
Edyta Zielinska | May 15, 2013
Patients with major depressive disorder appear to have malfunctioning circadian rhythms, which could lead researchers to new avenues for treatment.
Scientists Discuss BRAIN Initiative
Scientists Discuss BRAIN Initiative
Edyta Zielinska | May 13, 2013
Last week brought scientists one step closer to outlining a plan for the massive government-funded project.