genetically modified, neuroscience
Advancing Techniques Reveal the Brain’s Impressive Diversity
Advancing Techniques Reveal the Brain’s Impressive Diversity
Sara B. Linker, Fred H. Gage, Tracy A. Bedrosian | Nov 1, 2017
No two neurons are alike. What does that mean for brain function?
Getting Drugs Past the Blood-Brain Barrier
Getting Drugs Past the Blood-Brain Barrier
Amanda B. Keener | Nov 1, 2017
To treat neurological disease, researchers develop techniques to bypass or trick the guardian of the central nervous system.
Infographic: Understanding Our Diverse Brain
Infographic: Understanding Our Diverse Brain
Fred H. Gage, Tracy A. Bedrosian, Sara B. Linker | Oct 31, 2017
Recent advances in single-cell omics and other techniques are revealing variation at genomic, epigenomic, transcriptomic, and posttranscriptomic levels.
Infographic: Breaking into the Brain
Infographic: Breaking into the Brain
Amanda B. Keener | Oct 31, 2017
The blood-brain barrier is a collection of specialized cells and proteins that control the movement of molecules from the blood to the central nervous system.
Infographic: Reading the Mind’s Magnetism
Infographic: Reading the Mind’s Magnetism
Ruth Williams | Oct 31, 2017
Newly designed sensors detect the magnetic fields generated by electrical activity within cat brains.
Memory Master
Memory Master
The Scientist Staff | Oct 31, 2017
Four-time USA Memory Champion Nelson Dellis reveals some of his memory-training tactics.
Why Are Some People Altruistic?
Why Are Some People Altruistic?
The Scientist Staff | Oct 31, 2017
Researcher Abigail Marsh tells the tale of her very personal brush with extreme altruism.
Image of the Day: Painting with Viruses
Image of the Day: Painting with Viruses
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Oct 31, 2017
Researchers have used a modified rabies virus and fluorescent proteins to tag individual nerve cells in the mouse visual cortex. 
Image of the Day: Fear Center
Image of the Day: Fear Center
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Oct 26, 2017
A set of neurons in the brain’s central amygdala plays a key role in forming memories of aversive experiences, scientists find in mice.  
Image of the Day: CRISPR on a Mouse Canvas
Image of the Day: CRISPR on a Mouse Canvas
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Oct 25, 2017
Scientists are using CRISPR-Cas9 technology to tag and explore specific sets of neurons in mice, in one of the first steps towards building a comprehensive atlas of brain circuitry.