brain-computer interface, microbiology, neuroscience
Second Victim of Hantavirus
Jef Akst | Aug 28, 2012
Another person has died from the rodent-borne disease after visiting Yosemite National Park.
Texan West Nile Concerns
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 27, 2012
Researchers consider the recent reappearance of West Nile virus in Texas and the efforts to control it.
Learning During Sleep
Ed Yong | Aug 26, 2012
Information picked up while we slumber can stay with us when we awake, even if we aren’t aware of it.
Cancer-Causing Gut Bacteria
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 17, 2012
Mice with inflammatory bowel disease harbor gut bacteria that damage host DNA, predisposing mice to cancer.
Neuroscientist Falsifies Data?
Jef Akst | Aug 9, 2012
An investigation of a well-known Dutch brain researcher finds evidence that she misrepresented data in 15 papers, but she is refuting the findings.
Boosting Antipsychotic Drugs
Ed Yong | Aug 5, 2012
Chemicals that change the way DNA is packaged could improve the effects of current antipsychotics.
Megan Carey: Cerebellum Prober
Cristina Luiggi | Aug 1, 2012
Group Leader, Neuroscience Program, Champalimaud Center for the Unknown, Lisbon, Portugal; HHMI International Early Career Scientist; Age: 38
Brain Expression
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 1, 2012
Researchers map the expression patterns of 1,000 genes in the human brain.
Fly Guy
Karen Hopkin | Aug 1, 2012
For Michael Dickinson, Drosophila are more than winged gene holders—they’re sophisticated systems for translating sensory information into flight instructions.
Memory Not Reliable, Court Says
Cristina Luiggi | Jul 30, 2012
New Jersey judges are now required to explain to jurors that the human memory is prone to errors.