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Microglia Tamp Down Neurogenesis
Kerry Grens | Apr 7, 2016
The immune cells—known for clearing dead cells—also chew up live progenitors in neurogenic regions of mouse brains.
Toward Predicting Personalized Neural Responses
Anna Azvolinsky | Apr 7, 2016
Analyzing resting brain scans, researchers can anticipate the brain activities of a person performing a range of tasks.
Visualizing Interpersonal Connection
Tanya Lewis | Apr 4, 2016
People are attracted to others whose emotions they feel they can easily understand, according to a neuroimaging study.
Speaking of Science
Staff | Apr 1, 2016
April 2016's selection of notable quotes
Book Excerpt from
The Serengeti Rules
Sean B. Carroll | Apr 1, 2016
In the introduction to the book, author Sean B. Carroll draws the parallels between ecological and physiological maladies.
Bob Grant | Apr 1, 2016
Lab Girl, The Most Perfect Thing, Half-Earth,
Jef Akst | Mar 25, 2016
A new technique allows researchers to rapidly and reversibly activate neurons with a magnetically sensitive protein.
Arthur L. Caplan | Mar 22, 2016
At first blush, do-it-yourself clinical trials seem pointless and reckless. But a deeper truth pervades the research and the patients who drive it forward.
Recovering Lost Memories
Jef Akst | Mar 21, 2016
Researchers use optogenetics to induce recall in an Alzheimer’s mouse model, suggesting the disease may not destroy memories permanently.
The 2016 Salary Survey Is Here
Staff | Mar 18, 2016
Answer some brief questions and help us determine the most current salary outlook for life scientists and earn a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card.