ENCODE, neuroscience, cell & molecular biology
Signs of Sleep Deprivation in the Blood
Signs of Sleep Deprivation in the Blood
Bob Grant | Feb 11, 2015
Circulating fats and acids drop in people and rats that aren’t getting enough sleep.
“Inner GPS” Support
“Inner GPS” Support
Anna Azvolinsky | Feb 5, 2015
Grid cells—the neurons that function as a spatial navigation system—require input from another set of neurons, a rat study shows.
Bouncing Back
Bouncing Back
Ashley P. Taylor | Feb 1, 2015
In mice, a transcriptional regulator, β-catenin, activates a microRNA-processing pathway in the nucleus accumbens to promote resilience to social stress.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Feb 1, 2015
Touch, The Altruistic Brain, Is Shame Necessary?, and Future Arctic
Crystal Structure, Murky Function
Crystal Structure, Murky Function
Ruth Williams | Jan 29, 2015
Scientists have determined the crystal structures of bacterial translocator proteins, but their functions remain unclear.
Brain Cells Behind Overeating
Brain Cells Behind Overeating
Anna Azvolinsky | Jan 29, 2015
Scientists have defined mouse neurons responsible for excessive food consumption at an unprecedented level of detail. 
Filming the Nematode Brain
Filming the Nematode Brain
Jef Akst | Jan 26, 2015
Researchers record the first whole-brain videos of an unrestrained animal, viewing neural activity as a roundworm moved freely around a Petri dish.
Interferon Discoverer Dies
Interferon Discoverer Dies
Kerry Grens | Jan 26, 2015
Jean Lindemann, the virologist who helped figure out that interferons were responsible for anti-viral responses, has passed away at age 90.
Human Proteome Mapped Again
Human Proteome Mapped Again
Anna Azvolinsky | Jan 22, 2015
Researchers complete another interactive protein atlas, boosting the number of publicly available maps of human protein expression levels.
Oxytocin for Autism?
Oxytocin for Autism?
Ruth Williams | Jan 21, 2015
Scientists find that the hormone improves sociability in a mouse model of autism.