blastocyst, developmental biology, neuroscience
Cloning Biologist Dies
Cloning Biologist Dies
Edyta Zielinska | Oct 12, 2012
Keith Campbell, a biologist who was part of the effort to clone Dolly the sheep, has passed away at the age of 58.
Brain Scans Predict Reading Skills
Brain Scans Predict Reading Skills
Dan Cossins | Oct 9, 2012
New research shows that the growth of long-range connections between brain regions predicts how well a child will learn to read.
Growing New Neurons
Growing New Neurons
Ed Yong | Oct 4, 2012
Brain cells called pericytes can be reprogrammed into neurons with just two proteins, pointing to a novel way to treat neurodegenerative disorders.
Sex Matters
Kerry Grens | Oct 1, 2012
Researchers reveal a new pathway of synaptic modulation in the hippocampus exclusive to females.
Home Cookin’
Hayley Dunning | Oct 1, 2012
Laboratory-raised populations of dung beetles reveal a mother's extragenetic influence on the physiques of her sons.
Removing the Optimism Bias
Ed Yong | Sep 24, 2012
Disrupting a small part of the brain with a magnetic field can reduce people’s prejudice towards good news.
Neglected Babies Develop Less Myelin
Edyta Zielinska | Sep 17, 2012
Mice raised in isolation from their mothers developed cognitive deficits similar to those of babies raised in orphanages where physical contact is infrequent.
Eyes: a Window to the Diagnosis
Sabrina Richards | Sep 6, 2012
Researchers use characteristic differences in eye movements to identify patients with deficits in neurological function.
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Sep 1, 2012
Meet some of the people featured in the September 2012 issue of The Scientist.
Capsule Reviews
Annie Gottlieb | Sep 1, 2012
Wired for Story, Dreamland, Homo Mysterious, and Vagina