digital PCR, neuroscience, cell & molecular biology
Fat Factors
Fat Factors
Kerry Grens | Nov 1, 2015
A mouse's exposure to certain environmental chemicals can lead the animal—and its offspring and grandoffspring—to be overweight.
Not Immune to Fat
Not Immune to Fat
Kate Yandell | Nov 1, 2015
The effect of a high-fat diet on murine T cells
Latest in Heart Stem Cell Debate
Latest in Heart Stem Cell Debate
Kerry Grens | Oct 27, 2015
Given the right environment, cKit+ cells from the mouse heart can develop into new cardiac muscle, according to a study.
Rewarding Companions
Rewarding Companions
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Oct 26, 2015
Oxytocin and social contact together modulate endocannabinoid activity in the mouse brain, which could help explain the prosocial effects of marijuana use. 
Electrode-Free Electrophysiology
Electrode-Free Electrophysiology
Kerry Grens | Oct 22, 2015
Optogenetics has evolved beyond its neuron-stimulating capacities to an all-optical approach for both manipulating and recording cells.
Speaking of Neuroscience
Speaking of Neuroscience
Bob Grant | Oct 22, 2015
A selection of notable quotes from the Society for Neuroscience meeting
Sex Differences in TBI
Sex Differences in TBI
Bob Grant | Oct 20, 2015
Researchers are finding that male and female mice may respond to traumatic brain injuries differently.
New Hope for Alzheimer’s Blood Test
New Hope for Alzheimer’s Blood Test
Jef Akst | Oct 19, 2015
Using autoantibodies as biomarkers, researchers could soon identify people at the highest risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases much earlier than existing methods.
Cognitive Neuroscience Lurking in Art
Cognitive Neuroscience Lurking in Art
Kerry Grens | Oct 19, 2015
What can neuroscientists learn from the masters and other artists?
Newfound Neurons
Newfound Neurons
Tracy Vence | Oct 19, 2015
Researchers identify a new type of brain cell in male Caenorhabditis elegans.