Deepwater Horizon, neuroscience
SNAREs at the Synapse
Megan Scudellari | Jul 1, 2012
Using tiny lipid discs, scientists resolve contradictory evidence about how many proteins are required for neurotransmitter release.
Natural Antidepressant Discovered
Sabrina Richards | Jun 25, 2012
A newly recognized chemical factor in the brain, called neuritin, regulates plasticity and may play a role in depression.
Mixed Report for Oiled Salt Marshes
Ed Yong | Jun 25, 2012
Louisiana’s salt marshes are recovering from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, but some areas have been irreversibly lost.
fMRI Mind Reader
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 14, 2012
A neuroscientist tries to communicate with people in a vegetative state using brain imaging techniques.
Oil Spill Changes Microbe Communities
Jef Akst | Jun 8, 2012
The beaches around the Gulf of Mexico harbor different nematodes, protists and fungi now than they did before the Deepwater Horizon disaster in April 2010.
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Jun 1, 2012
The Aha! Moment, Imagine, Ignorance, and The Age of Insight
Active Brains Help Heal Paralysis
Sabrina Richards | May 31, 2012
Engaging the brain with cognitive tasks helps paralyzed rats walk again.
2012 Kavli Prize Winners
Sabrina Richards | May 31, 2012
Biennial Kavli Prizes are presented to scientists in astrophysics, nanoscience, and neuroscience.
Next Generation: The Brain Bot
Megan Scudellari | May 29, 2012
A 30-year-old technique to record the electrical activity of neurons gets a robotic makeover.
Pain-Killing Transplants
Ed Yong | May 23, 2012
Neurons injected into mice help treat chronic pain at its roots, rather than simply alleviating its symptoms.