chronic pain, neuroscience, immunology, microbiology
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Feb 1, 2012
Neurogastronomy, Why Calories Count, The Kitchen as Laboratory, Fear of Food
Killing with Kindness
Killing with Kindness
Barbara Oakley, Guruprasad Madhavan, Ariel Knafo, and David Sloan Wilson | Feb 1, 2012
Studying the evolution of altruistic behaviors reveals how knee-jerk good intentions can backfire.
Ready for Prime Time
Ready for Prime Time
Dennis J. Selkoe and John C. Morris | Feb 1, 2012
Biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease are ready for widespread use in clinical trials.
Immune Heat
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 1, 2012
Editor's choice in immunology
Arsenic-based Life Challenged Again
Hannah Waters | Jan 24, 2012
An attempt to regrow the infamous GFAJ-1 bacteria, reported to incorporate arsenic into its DNA backbone, has failed.
Metabolites Involved in Chronic Pain
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Jan 22, 2012
Untargeted metabolic profiling implicates a new suite of metabolites that may be involved in nerve damage-induced pain.
Low Oxygen Saves Irradiated Brain?
Hannah Waters | Jan 18, 2012
Whole brain radiation therapy costs mice some of their cognitive abilities, but treatment with low-oxygen air revives their reasoning skills.
Early Signs of Alzheimers
Tia Ghose | Jan 13, 2012
Proteins that appear before patients show symptoms of the disease could offer clues to the disease process.
Is India Polio Free?
Cristina Luiggi | Jan 12, 2012
This week will mark the one-year anniversary of the last polio case in the second-most populous country.
Ever Wonder…
Jef Akst | Jan 10, 2012
How does catnip work?