Infographic: How General Anesthesia Works
Infographic: How General Anesthesia Works
Drugs that doctors use to sedate patients during traumatic medical procedures act on neural receptors to alter brain activity.
Infographic: How General Anesthesia Works
Infographic: How General Anesthesia Works

Drugs that doctors use to sedate patients during traumatic medical procedures act on neural receptors to alter brain activity.

Drugs that doctors use to sedate patients during traumatic medical procedures act on neural receptors to alter brain activity.

deafness, neuroscience, cell & molecular biology
Doctors Report World’s Second Case of “Semi-Identical” Twins
Doctors Report World’s Second Case of “Semi-Identical” Twins
Catherine Offord | Feb 28, 2019
The extremely rare event, thought to be caused by two sperm cells fertilizing the same egg simultaneously, was last reported in 2007.
Nanoparticles Let Mice See Near Infrared Light
Nanoparticles Let Mice See Near Infrared Light
Abby Olena | Feb 28, 2019
Researchers injected the retinas of mice with nanoparticles that bound to photoreceptors and converted near-infrared light to green light that the animals could see.
Four Sets of Mice Call Popular Autism Theory into Question
Four Sets of Mice Call Popular Autism Theory into Question
Sarah DeWeerdt | Feb 26, 2019
Signaling imbalance, driven by too much excitatory activity, may be a consequence of whatever brain changes lead to autism rather than a cause of the condition.
HeLa Cells from Different Labs Vary in Genetics, Phenotype
HeLa Cells from Different Labs Vary in Genetics, Phenotype
Katarina Zimmer | Feb 26, 2019
This could account for some reproducibility problems in cell line research, according to the authors of a comprehensive analysis of HeLa variants.
Image of the Day: In the Eye of a Fly
Image of the Day: In the Eye of a Fly
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 26, 2019
A missing microRNA leads to degenerating neurons and blindness in a fruit fly.
Sleep Deprivation Hardly Harms Fruit Flies
Sleep Deprivation Hardly Harms Fruit Flies
Kerry Grens | Feb 21, 2019
Some individuals sleep just minutes a day. And keeping flies awake does not have untoward effects on longevity.
Image of the Day: Under the Illusion
Image of the Day: Under the Illusion
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 20, 2019
The same group of neurons encode both actual motion and movement perceived in an optical illusion, according to a study on macaques.
Japan Approves iPS Cell Therapy Trial for Spinal Cord Injury
Japan Approves iPS Cell Therapy Trial for Spinal Cord Injury
Catherine Offord | Feb 18, 2019
The treatment will be tested in a handful of patients who suffered nerve damage in sports or traffic accidents.
Honeybees Enter Virtual Reality So Scientists Can Study Their Brains
Honeybees Enter Virtual Reality So Scientists Can Study Their Brains
Jess Romeo | Feb 14, 2019
Researchers record neurological changes in a region called the mushroom body in the brains of bees completing a maze in a virtual environment.