digital PCR, neuroscience, cell & molecular biology
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.
Neurons from Glia In Vivo
Neurons from Glia In Vivo
Kerry Grens | Oct 19, 2015
Scientists present new recipes for directly converting glial cells to neurons in mouse brains.
Antioxidants May Aid Cancer
Antioxidants May Aid Cancer
Kerry Grens | Oct 16, 2015
Mice given a dietary supplement had faster-progressing melanoma, a study shows.
Growing Placenta-Generating Cells
Growing Placenta-Generating Cells
Jef Akst | Oct 14, 2015
Researchers derive trophoblast stem cells from mouse fibroblasts, paving the way for cell therapy for placental dysfunction diseases.
Explaining Elephants’ Cancer Resistance
Explaining Elephants’ Cancer Resistance
Jef Akst | Oct 13, 2015
Two studies reveal that the giant mammals have dozens of extra copies of a cancer-preventing gene.
Brain Activity Identifies Individuals
Brain Activity Identifies Individuals
Kerry Grens | Oct 12, 2015
Neural connectome patterns differ enough between people to use them as a fingerprint.
Scientists Skip Cell Line Validation
Scientists Skip Cell Line Validation
Kerry Grens | Oct 12, 2015
Despite known problems with contamination and mislabeled cell lines, most researchers continue to operate without authenticating cells’ identity.
Optogenetics Advances in Monkeys
Optogenetics Advances in Monkeys
Kerry Grens | Oct 5, 2015
Researchers have selectively activated a specific neural pathway to manipulate a primate’s behavior.