biotechnology, immunology, neuroscience
Hiding Under a Cap
Richard P. Grant | Aug 30, 2011
Editor's Choice in Immunology
Soldiers' Amygdalae Show Scars
Kerry Grens | Aug 30, 2011
A year and a half after soldiers have returned from war, impairments in the regulatory circuitry of the amygdala remain.
Top 7 in Neuroscience
Tia Ghose | Aug 23, 2011
A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in neuroscience, from Faculty of 1000
Next Generation: Electronic Skin
Jessica P. Johnson | Aug 17, 2011
Tiny, flexible electronic chips embedded in a skin-like material monitor vitals and stimulate muscles.
Turmoil at Brazilian Research Center
Jef Akst | Aug 9, 2011
More than 100 researchers have left a neuroscience institute in Brazil in the last couple of weeks, protesting managerial problems they say are thwarting their work.
A Chronic Lyme Biomarker?
Bob Grant | Aug 8, 2011
Researchers identify an antibody profile that may mark patients who suffer persistent symptoms of the tick-borne disease.
Rats Don't Map Altitude
Jef Akst | Aug 8, 2011
Rat neurons only weakly respond as the animals climbed upwards, suggesting the brain's map of the environment doesn't account for altitude.
How Vampire Bats Find Veins
Jessica P. Johnson | Aug 4, 2011
Heat-sensing protein channels in vampire bats allow the flying mammals to find the best place to sink their teeth into their prey.
Baruj Benacerraf Dies
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 3, 2011
The Nobel Prize winner who discovered the gene that encodes the major histocompatibility complex passes away at age 90.
Estrogenā€™s New Role
Jessica P. Johnson | Aug 2, 2011
The well-studied hormone functions as a neurotransmitter in the brains of zebra finches.