ENCODE, neuroscience, cell & molecular biology
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.
Pioneering Neuroscientist Dies
Pioneering Neuroscientist Dies
Kerry Grens | Jan 19, 2015
Vernon Mountcastle, who mapped the functional landscape of the neocortex, passed away at age 96.
Crossed Wires
Crossed Wires
Daniel Cossins | Jan 16, 2015
From similar sets of neuroimaging data, researchers are reaching different conclusions about whether brain wiring differs between men and women.
Mitochondrial Enzyme Detailed
Mitochondrial Enzyme Detailed
Jef Akst | Jan 9, 2015
Researchers reveal clues regarding how an ancient mitochondrial enzyme helps maintain healthy cells across the tree of life.
Micro Masterpiece
Micro Masterpiece
Jef Akst | Jan 1, 2015
The artful science of Tom Deerinck, a micrographer who consistently places in Nikon’s Small World competition
Rat Race
Rat Race
Molly Sharlach | Jan 1, 2015
Neuroscientist Anthony Zador explains why he uses rats to understand auditory attention in the brain.
Tangle Trigger
Tangle Trigger
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jan 1, 2015
An enzyme that cleaves tau protein in acidic cellular conditions may trigger early events in Alzheimer’s disease.
Eye on the Fly
Eye on the Fly
Sarah C.P. Williams | Jan 1, 2015
Automating Drosophila behavior screens gives researchers a break from tedious observation, and enables higher-throughput, more-quantitative experiments than ever before.