ENCODE, neuroscience, cell & molecular biology
Viviana Gradinaru: Clearing the Way
Viviana Gradinaru: Clearing the Way
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2014
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology and Biological Engineering, Caltech. Age: 33
A Cellar’s Cellular Treasure, 1992
A Cellar’s Cellular Treasure, 1992
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Dec 1, 2014
A spring cleaning led to the rediscovery of Theodor Boveri’s microscope slides, presumed lost during World War II.
Clearly a Mouse
Clearly a Mouse
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2014
December 2014's Scientist to Watch, Viviana Gradinaru, helped develop CLARITY, a method for making transparent mice.
Neuroimaging Graces Times Square
Neuroimaging Graces Times Square
Kerry Grens | Nov 26, 2014
A film showcasing stunning images of brain structures is lighting up New York City billboards for three minutes each night.
New Piece of a Mysterious Channel
New Piece of a Mysterious Channel
Kerry Grens | Nov 25, 2014
Researchers have nailed down yet another component of the mechanotransduction complex responsible for relaying signals from hair cells in the ear.
Similarities and Differences
Similarities and Differences
Molly Sharlach | Nov 21, 2014
Results from the Mouse ENCODE project point to key divergences in gene regulation architecture compared to humans.
Brain Structure Rediscovered
Brain Structure Rediscovered
Jef Akst | Nov 20, 2014
First described in the late 19th century, then lost from the literature for more than 100 years, the vertical occipital fasciculus appears to be important in visual processing.
Mother’s Microbes Protect Baby’s Brain
Mother’s Microbes Protect Baby’s Brain
Ruth Williams | Nov 19, 2014
Bacteria in the gut of a pregnant mouse strengthen the blood-brain barrier of her developing fetus.
Monkeys Learn to Steer Wheelchair
Monkeys Learn to Steer Wheelchair
Jef Akst | Nov 19, 2014
A brain-computer interface uses the animals’ brain activity to steer them to a food reward.
Neurons Regenerate in Rat Spinal Cord
Neurons Regenerate in Rat Spinal Cord
Jef Akst | Nov 18, 2014
Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, demonstrate that neural progenitor cells grafted into injured rat spinal cords can grow long axons and connect to host neurons.