cloning, neuroscience, culture
Endogenous Retrovirus Active in ALS
Endogenous Retrovirus Active in ALS
Jef Akst | Sep 30, 2015
Researchers uncover evidence that a retrovirus embedded within the human genome may play a role in the pathology of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Alleged Scoop Sours Magnetoreceptor Collaboration
Alleged Scoop Sours Magnetoreceptor Collaboration
Kerry Grens | Sep 21, 2015
University administrators request a retraction upon learning that one researcher scooped another’s results despite having agreed not to.
Study: Men Get Bigger Start-Up Packages
Study: Men Get Bigger Start-Up Packages
Jef Akst | Sep 17, 2015
A new analysis reveals yet another gender gap in science.
Identity-Shifting Brain Cells
Identity-Shifting Brain Cells
Ruth Williams | Sep 10, 2015
Cortical interneurons in mice exhibit activity-dependent alterations to their characteristic firing patterns.
Can Amyloid Spread Between Brains?
Can Amyloid Spread Between Brains?
Jef Akst | Sep 9, 2015
A study of deceased patients who received injections of cadaver-derived growth hormone hints at the possible transmissibility of Alzheimer’s disease. 
Hearing Channel Components Mapped
Hearing Channel Components Mapped
Kerry Grens | Sep 4, 2015
Localization of two proteins important for inner ear hair cell function suggests they are part of the elusive mechanotransduction channel. 
Opinion: Pay-to-Play Publishing
Opinion: Pay-to-Play Publishing
Kailash Gupta | Sep 3, 2015
Online scientific journals are sacrificing the quality of research articles to make a buck.
Mapping Corti
Mapping Corti
Ruth Williams | Sep 3, 2015
The inner ear organ, from macro to micro
Hormone Affects “Runner’s High”
Hormone Affects “Runner’s High”
Tracy Vence | Sep 2, 2015
Leptin, the satiety hormone produced by fat, affects neuronal signaling in the mouse brain; interference with this pathway can influence the rewarding effects of running in the animals.
Dr. Hearing
Dr. Hearing
The Scientist Staff | Sep 1, 2015
James Hudspeth talks brain processing and hearing in this video from Rockefeller University.