Can Zapping the Brain Boost Memory?
Can Zapping the Brain Boost Memory?
The California-based company Humm has developed a “bioelectric memory patch” to improve working memory, but some experts question the efficacy of the device.
Can Zapping the Brain Boost Memory?
Can Zapping the Brain Boost Memory?

The California-based company Humm has developed a “bioelectric memory patch” to improve working memory, but some experts question the efficacy of the device.

The California-based company Humm has developed a “bioelectric memory patch” to improve working memory, but some experts question the efficacy of the device.

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Starting a New Lab
Starting a New Lab
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Aug 6, 2020
Advice for new principal investigators starting their first research laboratories!
It Takes Less Than 30 Days to Compost a Human Body
It Takes Less Than 30 Days to Compost a Human Body
Jef Akst | Feb 17, 2020
In a small trial of deceased volunteers, a Seattle-based company called Recompose demonstrates that its method for “natural organic reduction” of a human body completely breaks down soft tissue.
Gene Therapy Finds a Fertile Home in Ohio
Gene Therapy Finds a Fertile Home in Ohio
Shawna Williams | Jan 13, 2020
The midwestern state has quietly laid the groundwork for a biotech hub.
Former FDA Commissioner Frank Young Dies
Former FDA Commissioner Frank Young Dies
Jef Akst | Dec 2, 2019
The physician-researcher laid the groundwork for genetic cloning and led the US Food and Drug Administration as the country faced the AIDS crisis in the 1980s.
Trial of Gene Therapy for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Put on Hold
Trial of Gene Therapy for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Put on Hold
Catherine Offord | Nov 12, 2019
The US Food and Drug Administration halts a study by Solid Biosciences after a patient experiences severe side effects following treatment.
Image of the Day: Smartphone-Controlled Brains Image of the Day: Smartphone-Controlled Brains
Image of the Day: Smartphone-Controlled Brains
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 7, 2019
A device implanted into mice can modulate brain circuit activity over long periods of time.
Designer Protein Acts as a Switch for Cellular Circuitry
Designer Protein Acts as a Switch for Cellular Circuitry
Nicoletta Lanese | Jul 25, 2019
Unlike biotech tools adapted from nature, the invention was entirely conceived by humans and represents one of the few proteins made from scratch in the lab.
MIT Researcher Allegedly Copied Other Groups’ Drug Designs
MIT Researcher Allegedly Copied Other Groups’ Drug Designs
Catherine Offord | May 29, 2019
Executives at a biotech that develops new antibodies argue that Ram Sasisekharan didn’t come up with the structures for at least two experimental therapies that his group has described.
Artificial Intelligence Shakes Up Drug Discovery
Artificial Intelligence Shakes Up Drug Discovery
Bianca Nogrady | Apr 30, 2019
The pharmaceutical industry is looking to machine learning to overcome complex challenges in drug development.