genetic manipulation, evolution, neuroscience
Missing Link in Malaria Evolution Discovered in Historical Specimens
Missing Link in Malaria Evolution Discovered in Historical Specimens
Ben Andrew Henry | Dec 1, 2016
A family’s collection of antique microscope slides became a trove of genetic information about the eradicated European malaria pathogen.
The Topography of Teeth
The Topography of Teeth
Bob Grant | Nov 29, 2016
Intricate, digital maps of animals’ teeth, created using the same geographical tools used by mapmakers, may help researchers determine the diets of extinct species.
Speaking of Neuroscience
Speaking of Neuroscience
Jef Akst, Mary Beth Aberlin | Nov 18, 2016
A selection of notable quotes from the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting
Hot Topics at SfN
Hot Topics at SfN
The Scientist Staff | Nov 17, 2016
Researchers at this year’s Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego, California, discuss what they found most interesting.
Scientists Fingerprint the Brain
Scientists Fingerprint the Brain
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 17, 2016
The brain’s structural connections are unique to an individual, a new imaging technique reveals.
Neuroscience in a Nutshell
Neuroscience in a Nutshell
Jef Akst | Nov 16, 2016
Sessions at the ongoing Society for Neuroscience meeting have covered topics from brain development to emotional processing.
Categorizing Brain Cells
Categorizing Brain Cells
Jef Akst | Nov 16, 2016
Researchers at the Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego discuss new efforts to perform single-cell analyses on the brain’s billions of cells.
Probing Exercise’s Effects on Cognitive Function
Probing Exercise’s Effects on Cognitive Function
Jef Akst | Nov 14, 2016
Researchers at the Society for Neuroscience discuss what we know—and don’t—about how physical activity affects the brain.
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.