chronic pain, immunology, culture
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Mar 1, 2014
The Sixth Extinction, Joy, Guilt, Anger, Love, Ha! The Science of When we Laugh and Why, and Ten Thousand Birds
Is Earth Special?
Is Earth Special?
David Waltham | Mar 1, 2014
Reconsidering the uniqueness of life on our planet
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2014
March 2014's selection of notable quotes
Review: “Please Continue”
Review: “Please Continue”
Tracy Vence | Feb 11, 2014
A play that dramatizes Stanley Milgram’s infamous social psychology experiments from the 1960s captures the personal side of human research.
Week in Review: February 3–7
Week in Review: February 3–7
Tracy Vence | Feb 7, 2014
Federal stem cell regulations vary; Salmonella exploit host immune system; microglia help maintain synaptic connections; prosthesis re-creates feeling of touch
Immune Response Promotes Infection
Immune Response Promotes Infection
Laasya Samhita | Feb 6, 2014
Salmonella enterica can exploit a standard immune response in mice to promote its own growth.
Pruning Synapses Improves Brain Connections
Pruning Synapses Improves Brain Connections
Ed Yong | Feb 2, 2014
Without microglia to pluck off unwanted synapses in early life, mouse brains develop with weaker connections, leading to altered social behavior.
Book Excerpt from <em>Buddhist Biology</em>
Book Excerpt from Buddhist Biology
David P. Barash | Feb 1, 2014
In Chapter 1, “A Science Sutra,” author David Barash describes how the ancient philosophy might form the perfect link between science and religion.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Feb 1, 2014
Me, Myself, and Why, RedDevil 4, Neanderthal Man, and Science from Sight to Insight
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Feb 1, 2014
February 2014's selection of notable quotes