discovery, neuroscience
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Jul 1, 2012
Evolving, The Moral Molecule, Aping Mankind, and Experiment Eleven
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.
Brain Mosaic
Sabrina Richards | Jul 1, 2012
Retrotransposons contribute to genetic variability in human brain cells.
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.
fMRI Mind Reader
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 14, 2012
A neuroscientist tries to communicate with people in a vegetative state using brain imaging techniques.
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.