Drosophila, neuroscience, culture, microbiology, developmental biology
Estrogenā€™s New Role
Jessica P. Johnson | Aug 2, 2011
The well-studied hormone functions as a neurotransmitter in the brains of zebra finches.
Harmful Bacterial Metabolites
Harmful Bacterial Metabolites
Michelle G. Rooks and Wendy S. Garrett | Aug 1, 2011
Gut bacteria that feed on healthy food appear to amplify the nutritional benefits of those foods. However, they also appear to amplify the undesirable effects of unhealthy food. 
Book Excerpt from Fall of the Faculty: The Rise of the All-Administrative University and Why it Matters
Benjamin Ginsberg | Aug 1, 2011
In Chapter 6, "Research and Teaching at the All-Administrative University," author Benjamin Ginsberg describes the perils of pursuing scholarship and teaching in the industrial environment of today's American institutions of higher learning.
Deconstructing the Mosaic Brain
Tom Curran | Aug 1, 2011
Sequencing the DNA of individual neurons is a way to dissect the genes underlying major neurological and psychological disorders.
Memory Aid
Richard P. Grant | Aug 1, 2011
Editor's Choice in Neuroscience
Faculty Fallout
Benjamin Ginsberg | Aug 1, 2011
Administrators have taken over US universities, and they’re steering institutions of higher learning away from the goal of serving as beacons of knowledge.
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Aug 1, 2011
August 2011's selection of notable quotes
Powering Clinical Trials
Jef Akst | Aug 1, 2011
To ensure high-quality clinical trials of a malaria vaccine, organizers in rural Africa must first upgrade electrical and research infrastructures.
An Unlichenly Pair
Hannah Waters | Aug 1, 2011
A young botanist pays tribute to his mentor by naming a newly discovered, rare species in his honor.
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Aug 1, 2011
First Life, Radioactivity, Brain Bugs, Life of Earth