diabetes, developmental biology, neuroscience
The Dark Side of Working Nights
Cristina Luiggi | Apr 11, 2012
Pulling frequent all-nighters, experiencing jet lag, and working night shifts can lead to diabetes in more than one way.
The Two Faces of Metastasis
Suling Liu, Hasan Korkaya, and Max S. Wicha | Apr 1, 2012
During development, the cells of an embryo change their pattern of gene expression, which allows them to detach from their original location and migrate to another part of the embryo, where the pattern changes again to allow formation of a new organ.
Are Cancer Stem Cells Ready for Prime Time?
Are Cancer Stem Cells Ready for Prime Time?
Suling Liu, Hasan Korkaya, and Max S. Wicha | Apr 1, 2012
A flood of new discoveries has refined our definition of cancer stem cells. Now it’s up to human clinical trials to test if they can make a difference in patients.
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Apr 1, 2012
April 2012's selection of notable quotes
So You Think About Dance?
Edyta Zielinska | Mar 30, 2012
Spectators experience some of the same brain impulses as the dancers they're watching.
A Beautiful Mind
Megan Scudellari | Mar 29, 2012
The human brain is an organized, 3D grid composed of elegant, ribbon-like fibers.
McKnight Neuroscientist Dies
Jef Akst | Mar 26, 2012
William Luttge, the founding executive director of the McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Florida, passes away.
Nervy Production
Mary Beth Aberlin | Mar 23, 2012
A new play about the father of modern neuroscience explores the many facets of Santiago Ramón y Cajal's work, personality, and life.
Cerebral Beauty
Hannah Waters | Mar 15, 2012
Cap off your celebration of Brain Awareness Week with some artistic applications of neuroscience.
Exercise Alters Epigenetics
Hannah Waters | Mar 6, 2012
Exercise causes short-term changes in DNA methylation and gene expression in muscle tissue that may have implications for type 2 diabetes.