New Cell Type Discovered in Human Brains
New Cell Type Discovered in Human Brains
Rosehip neurons are not found in rodents. Perhaps they offer clues about what separates our brains from those of other animals.
New Cell Type Discovered in Human Brains
New Cell Type Discovered in Human Brains

Rosehip neurons are not found in rodents. Perhaps they offer clues about what separates our brains from those of other animals.

Rosehip neurons are not found in rodents. Perhaps they offer clues about what separates our brains from those of other animals.

gene therapy, culture, neuroscience
Girl Had a Denisovan Dad and Neanderthal Mom
Girl Had a Denisovan Dad and Neanderthal Mom
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 22, 2018
Genetic analysis of a bone fragment reveals the girl’s mixed ancestry 90,000 years ago. 
Cell and Gene Therapy Tracker: Global CAR T-Cell Trials
Cell and Gene Therapy Tracker: Global CAR T-Cell Trials
The Scientist Staff | Aug 22, 2018
Investigators have launched numerous clinical trials that test the efficacy of the immunotherapy. Here is a global accounting of these experiments.
Drug Approval Could Boost Research on Marijuana Treatment for Autism
Drug Approval Could Boost Research on Marijuana Treatment for Autism
Jessica Wright | Aug 17, 2018
Epidiolex, a cannabis-derived medicine for epilepsy, will prompt federal regulatory changes that could crack open access to study the plant.
Synthetic Cannabinoid K2 Overdoses Are Rampant. Here’s Why.
Synthetic Cannabinoid K2 Overdoses Are Rampant. Here’s Why.
Ashley Yeager | Aug 17, 2018
NIDA pharmacologist Michael Baumann explains how “unscrupulous vendors” hijacked compounds used in neuroscience and turned them into dangerous drugs.
The NIH Loosens Grip on Gene Therapy Trials
The NIH Loosens Grip on Gene Therapy Trials
Kerry Grens | Aug 16, 2018
The agency proposes ceding its scrutiny of these studies to the FDA.
Reprogrammed Müller Glia Restore Vision in Mice
Reprogrammed Müller Glia Restore Vision in Mice
Ashley Yeager | Aug 15, 2018
A double gene-transfer therapy transformed the non-neuronal cells into rod photoreceptors in the retinas of animal models of congenital blindness.
Image of the Day: Electrify
Image of the Day: Electrify
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 9, 2018
Researchers have identified what makes synapses strong or weak in fruit flies.
Image of the Day: Puppet Master
Image of the Day: Puppet Master
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 3, 2018
Researchers study the mechanistic effects of behavioral changes caused by parasites in fruit flies.
Parkinson’s Disease Enzyme Implicated in More Cases Than Realized
Parkinson’s Disease Enzyme Implicated in More Cases Than Realized
Sukanya Charuchandra | Aug 2, 2018

Levels of active LRRK2 were high even in Parkinson’s patients without a mutation in LRRK2, suggesting that inhibitors of the protein could treat a wider patient population than expected.