brain, culture, genetics & genomics
Mouse Genomes Catalogued
Sabrina Richards | Sep 14, 2011
Researchers have sequenced the genomes of 17 different mouse strains, boosting research into the genetic basis of phenotypic variation, disease, and evolution.
Behavior Brief
Jessica P. Johnson | Sep 13, 2011
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Fluorescent Cats Aid Research
Fluorescent Cats Aid Research
Rachel Nuwer | Sep 13, 2011
Tiny, adorable and…green? Glowing kittens may answer questions about neurobiology and disease.
Lasker Winners Announced
Jef Akst | Sep 12, 2011
Discoveries in protein folding and malaria treatment are recognized by the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation.
Man-Eating Mushrooms
Jef Akst | Sep 9, 2011
An artist suggests that being buried in a suit laden with decomposing fungi may be healthier for the mind and the environment.
Get Your Gut Sequenced
Jef Akst | Sep 8, 2011
A new non-profit endeavor is calling for people to get their gut bacteria sequenced for the sake of science.
Genetics Paper Retracted
Jessica P. Johnson | Sep 2, 2011
Due to statistical errors, a Science paper claiming that mutation is responsible for genetic variation is retracted.
Secrets of Aging
Carol Barnes | Sep 1, 2011
What does a normally aging brain look like? Are diseases of aging such as Alzheimer’s inevitable?
What Causes Alzheimer’s?
W. Sue T. Griffin | Sep 1, 2011
Researchers and pharma companies have tried to attack this disease by reducing amyloid plaques, but inflammation may be the real culprit.
Seeing Through Mice
Jef Akst | Sep 1, 2011
A new technique for turning mouse fetuses transparent offers a literal window into the brain.