A Noninvasive Way to Control Individual Brain Regions
Researchers use a combination of ultrasound waves, genetic engineering, and synthetic drugs to switch specific neurons on and off in mice.
A Noninvasive Way to Control Individual Brain Regions
A Noninvasive Way to Control Individual Brain Regions

Researchers use a combination of ultrasound waves, genetic engineering, and synthetic drugs to switch specific neurons on and off in mice.

Researchers use a combination of ultrasound waves, genetic engineering, and synthetic drugs to switch specific neurons on and off in mice.

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Image of the Day: Cooking Up Neurons
Image of the Day: Cooking Up Neurons
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | May 11, 2018
Using different combinations of transcription factors, researchers create a diverse array of neurons from mouse skin cells.
Penetrating the Brain
Penetrating the Brain
Megan Scudellari | Nov 1, 2013
Researchers use molecular keys, chisels, and crowbars to open the last great biochemical barricade in the body—the blood-brain barrier.
The Science of Head Trauma
The Science of Head Trauma
Ed Yong | Mar 13, 2013
Research nears a biomarker for the contact-sport-associated disease that affects athletes long after they’ve retired.
From Urine to Neurons
From Urine to Neurons
Dan Cossins | Dec 11, 2012
Scientists have developed new method for generating brain cells from urine, speeding up the process and eliminating some of the problems with previous techniques.
Brain Expression
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 1, 2012
Researchers map the expression patterns of 1,000 genes in the human brain.
Gene Therapy for Brain Disease
Jef Akst | May 16, 2012
Delivering a missing enzyme to the brains of paralyzed children with a rare, life-threatening neurological disease restores movement and builds muscle mass.