ENCODE, neuroscience, ecology
Rats Are Ticklish, Sometimes
Rats Are Ticklish, Sometimes
Joshua A. Krisch | Nov 14, 2016
Researchers may have pinpointed the part of the brain that makes rats laugh when tickled.
Barcoding the Connectome
Barcoding the Connectome
The Scientist Staff | Nov 10, 2016
Watch how researchers use RNA to track where neurons' axons end in the mouse brain.
New Support for Experimental Alzheimer’s Drug
New Support for Experimental Alzheimer’s Drug
Jef Akst | Nov 2, 2016
Merck’s verubecestat, which is currently being tested in two Phase 3 studies, is safe, according to newly published Phase 1 data.
Neuron Populations Involved in Mouse Olfaction Change Over Time
Neuron Populations Involved in Mouse Olfaction Change Over Time
Jef Akst | Nov 1, 2016
Male mice exposed to females, their urine, or a chemical in their urine lost sensory neurons in their vomeronasal organs that respond to that chemical.
Neurometabolic Disorders Could Contribute to Depression
Neurometabolic Disorders Could Contribute to Depression
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 1, 2016
Impairments in the production of neurotransmitters may lead to depression in some patients, preliminary results show, opening new avenues for research.
Neural Connectome Method Uses mRNA Barcodes
Neural Connectome Method Uses mRNA Barcodes
Ruth Williams | Nov 1, 2016
Researchers swap microscopy for RNA sequencing to track neural paths in the mouse brain.
 
Neural Network Found That Helps Control Breathing
Neural Network Found That Helps Control Breathing
Catherine Offord | Nov 1, 2016
The results suggest that breathing is orchestrated by three—rather than two—excitatory circuits in the medulla.
Neuron Signaling Persists, Faintly, Even When Key Presynaptic Proteins Are Absent
Neuron Signaling Persists, Faintly, Even When Key Presynaptic Proteins Are Absent
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 1, 2016
Results from experiments in mice revise a long-held hypothesis that certain protein scaffolds are needed for synaptic activity.
Contributors
Contributors
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 1, 2016
Meet some of the people featured in the November 2016 issue of The Scientist.
Nosing Around
Nosing Around
Mary Beth Aberlin | Nov 1, 2016
Covering neuroscience research means choosing from an embarrassment of riches.