brain development
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.
 
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.
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.
Christie Fowler: Addicted to Research
Christie Fowler: Addicted to Research
Kerry Grens | Jan 1, 2016
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Behavior University of California, Irvine. Age: 39
Sex on the Brain
Sex on the Brain
Margaret M. McCarthy | Oct 1, 2015
Masculinization of the developing rodent brain leads to significant structural differences between the two sexes.
Contributors
Contributors
Amanda B. Keener | Oct 1, 2015
Meet some of the people featured in the October 2015 issue of The Scientist.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2015
October 2015's selection of notable quotes
Special Delivery
Special Delivery
Mary Beth Aberlin | Oct 1, 2015
Neurons in new brains and old
Sex Differences in the Brain
Sex Differences in the Brain
Margaret M. McCarthy | Oct 1, 2015
How male and female brains diverge is a hotly debated topic, but the study of model organisms points to differences that cannot be ignored.
Pregnancy Stress Can Affect Offspring’s Microbiomes
Pregnancy Stress Can Affect Offspring’s Microbiomes
Amanda B. Keener | Jun 17, 2015
A study in mice suggests stress during pregnancy can affect offspring's microbiota and brain metabolism.