epigenetics, neuroscience, microbiology
Breaching the Wall
Rachel Nuwer | Dec 1, 2011
Editor’s choice in immunology
Cancer’s Escape Routes
Cancer’s Escape Routes
Tia Ghose | Nov 30, 2011
Scientists are beginning to discover myriad strategies tumors use to avoid attacks by anti-cancer drugs.
Psychopathic Pathology
Jef Akst | Nov 28, 2011
The brains of psychopaths have a different structure than healthy brains, perhaps explaining their antisocial and impulsive behaviors.
Seeing Sound
Edyta Zielinska | Nov 22, 2011
Researchers ask: Is there an advantage to getting emotional when touching certain textures, or seeing colors change when you listen to music?
Snake Toxin Reveals Pain Clues
Tia Ghose | Nov 16, 2011
The venom from the Texas coral snake causes intense pain by targeting acid-sensing ion channels, providing researchers with potential new targets for pain therapies.
Bacterial Identity Crisis
Cristina Luiggi | Nov 9, 2011
Researchers probe the genetics of a group of bacteria known to extensively swap DNA sequences with other species—blurring the species boundaries.
Top 7 in Neuroscience
Edyta Zielinska | Nov 8, 2011
A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in neuroscience and related areas, from Faculty of 1000
Neurosurgery Resident Plagiarized Research
Bob Grant | Nov 7, 2011
A physician doing a residency at the University of Virginia Medical Center was caught copying sections of text and an illustration in multiple NIH-funded papers.
Cigarette Smoking Leads to Coke?
Jef Akst | Nov 4, 2011
Nicotine may alter the brain’s response to cocaine, supporting the idea that the legal drug may serve as a "gateway" to the use of illegal substances.
How Probiotic Yogurt Works
Bob Grant | Oct 26, 2011
Researchers show that the bacterial species in probiotic, fermented dairy products may alter gene expression and metabolism in native gut microbiota.