brain development, developmental biology
Different Brains, Similar Wiring
Different Brains, Similar Wiring
Tanya Lewis | Jul 22, 2016
The brains of primates and mice follow the same exponential rule of connectivity, according to a study.
Is Bilingualism Good for Kids?
Is Bilingualism Good for Kids?
Elizabeth Fiedler | Jul 1, 2016
New research suggests that raising kids in a dual-language environment might be better for their verbal development than previously realized.
 
Plastic Pollutants Can Harm Fish
Plastic Pollutants Can Harm Fish
Tracy Vence | Jun 6, 2016
European perch larvae exposed to environmentally relevant concentrations of polystyrene particles preferred to eat the microplastics in place of prey, according to a study.
Research at Micro- and Nanoscales
Research at Micro- and Nanoscales
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jun 1, 2016
From whole cells to genes, closer examination continues to surprise.
 
Editing Genomes to Record Cellular Histories
Editing Genomes to Record Cellular Histories
Ruth Williams | May 26, 2016
Researchers harness the power of genome editing to track cell lineages throughout zebrafish development.
Zika Causes Microcephaly in Mice
Zika Causes Microcephaly in Mice
Tanya Lewis | May 11, 2016
Three studies show that the virus can cause birth defects in mouse embryos.
Embryo Watch
Embryo Watch
Jef Akst | May 5, 2016
A new culture system allows researchers to track the development of human embryos in vitro for nearly two weeks.
Cellular Pruning Follows Adult Neurogenesis
Cellular Pruning Follows Adult Neurogenesis
Kerry Grens | May 2, 2016
Newly formed neurons in the adult mouse brain oversprout and get cut back.
Mini Brains Model Zika Infection
Mini Brains Model Zika Infection
Tanya Lewis | Apr 22, 2016
Researchers create cerebral organoids in 3-D–printed bioreactors that can be used to model Zika infection.
A Gut Feeling
A Gut Feeling
The Scientist Staff | Apr 1, 2016
See profilee Hans Clevers discuss his work with stem cells and cancer in the small intestine.