cloning, neuroscience, culture
Into the Limelight
Into the Limelight
Kate Yandell | Oct 1, 2015
Glial cells were once considered neurons’ supporting actors, but new methods and model organisms are revealing their true importance in brain function.
Jacob Hooker: Weaver of Brain Science
Jacob Hooker: Weaver of Brain Science
Bob Grant | Oct 1, 2015
Director of Radiochemistry, Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging; Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School. Age: 35
Brain Gain
Brain Gain
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2015
Young neurons in the adult human brain are likely critical to its function.
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.
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.