ENCODE, neuroscience, microbiology
Decoding the Tripping Brain
Decoding the Tripping Brain
Diana Kwon | Sep 1, 2017
Scientists are beginning to unravel the mechanisms behind the therapeutic effects of psychedelic drugs.
Living Fabric
Living Fabric
The Scientist Staff | Aug 31, 2017
See the bacteria-powered, breathable clothing made by former MIT researcher Wen Wang and colleagues.
Brain Bugs
Brain Bugs
The Scientist Staff | Aug 31, 2017
Neuropharmacologist John Cryan of University College of Cork in Ireland explains the links between the microbiome and the central nervous system.
Infographic: Brain Infection and Alzheimer’s Disease Pathology
Infographic: Brain Infection and Alzheimer’s Disease Pathology
Jill U. Adams | Aug 31, 2017
Emerging evidence links bacterial or viral infection with the neuropathology of Alzheimer’s disease.
Infographic: The Brain on Psychedelics
Infographic: The Brain on Psychedelics
Diana Kwon | Aug 31, 2017
Understanding how hallucinogenic drugs affect different neural networks could shed light on their therapeutic potential.
Parkinson’s Disease Cell Therapy Relieves Symptoms in Monkeys
Parkinson’s Disease Cell Therapy Relieves Symptoms in Monkeys
Abby Olena | Aug 30, 2017
Neurons derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells fill in for lost dopamine neurons in a primate model of the disease.
Robotic Patch Clamping Gains Eyes
Robotic Patch Clamping Gains Eyes
Diana Kwon | Aug 30, 2017
Two groups of scientists combined automation with two-photon microscopy to target and record specific neurons in living animals. 
Neurons That Recognize Tone Identified
Neurons That Recognize Tone Identified
Shawna Williams | Aug 28, 2017
The cells are crucial to detecting emphasis, sarcasm, and uptalk in human conversation.
A Bacterial Messenger Molecule Extends Healthspan
A Bacterial Messenger Molecule Extends Healthspan
Sandhya Sekar | Aug 28, 2017
E. coli that make indoles protect older worms, flies, and mice from frailty. 
The Strange and Stranger Case of Wyndham Lathem
The Strange and Stranger Case of Wyndham Lathem
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 24, 2017
A Northwestern University plague researcher has been charged with a brutal murder. Here’s what we know about him.