digital PCR, neuroscience, cell & molecular biology
Neurogenesis in the Mammalian Brain
Neurogenesis in the Mammalian Brain
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2015
Neuron nurseries in the adult brains of rodents and humans appear to influence cognitive function.
Cultural Riches
Cultural Riches
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 1, 2015
Researchers devise new techniques to facilitate growing bacteria collected from the environment.
Closing the Loop
Closing the Loop
Amanda B. Keener | Oct 1, 2015
Micromanaging neuronal behavior with optogenetics
Sugar Coma Model
Sugar Coma Model
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 1, 2015
How glucose fires up sleep-inducing neurons
Jacob Hooker: Weaver of Brain Science
Jacob Hooker: Weaver of Brain Science
Bob Grant | Oct 1, 2015
Director of Radiochemistry, Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging; Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School. Age: 35
Into the Limelight
Into the Limelight
Kate Yandell | Oct 1, 2015
Glial cells were once considered neurons’ supporting actors, but new methods and model organisms are revealing their true importance in brain function.
Brain Freeze
Brain Freeze
Kerry Grens | Oct 1, 2015
A common tissue fixation method distorts the true neuronal landscape.
Brain New World
Brain New World
Malcolm Gay | Oct 1, 2015
The melding of mind and machine uncovers mysteries harbored in the brain.
Special Delivery
Special Delivery
Mary Beth Aberlin | Oct 1, 2015
Neurons in new brains and old
Lefties, Language, and Lateralization
Lefties, Language, and Lateralization
Bob Grant | Oct 1, 2015
The long-sought genetic link between handedness and language lateralization patterns in the brain is turning out to be illusory.