genome, culture, neuroscience
Notable Science Quotes
Notable Science Quotes
The Scientist Staff | Jun 1, 2016
14-day-old embryos, prioritizing biodiversity, and more
Zebra Finches Aid Neurodegeneration Research
Zebra Finches Aid Neurodegeneration Research
Jenny Rood | Jun 1, 2016
Bird brains might tell us a lot about how human brains malfunction in diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.
Hot Off the Presses
Hot Off the Presses
Bob Grant | Jun 1, 2016
Beyond Biocentrism, The Sting of the Wild, The Birth of Anthropocene, and Ordinarily Well
Meet An Artist With No Hands
Meet An Artist With No Hands
Kerry Grens | Jun 1, 2016
The brain can compensate for missing body parts, allowing some people, such as Matthias Buchinger, to function at a very high level despite their disabilities.
Pioneering Memory Researcher Dies
Pioneering Memory Researcher Dies
Tanya Lewis | May 31, 2016
Suzanne Corkin, who studied the famous patient “H.M.,” has passed away at 79.
Report: NFL Tried to Influence NIH-Supported Concussion Study
Report: NFL Tried to Influence NIH-Supported Concussion Study
Bob Grant | May 24, 2016
A Congressional investigation indicates that the National Football League may have sought to steer millions of dollars in National Institutes of Health funding away from one of its critics.
Secret Genome Meeting
Secret Genome Meeting
Jef Akst | May 16, 2016
A closed-door gathering at Harvard last week hosted researchers talking about synthesizing entire genomes, including that of humans. 
Another Andrew Wakefield Movie in the Works
Another Andrew Wakefield Movie in the Works
Bob Grant | May 4, 2016
This one will be largely based on the discredited anti-vaccine researcher’s 2010 book.
Most Gut Microbes Can Be Cultured
Most Gut Microbes Can Be Cultured
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | May 4, 2016
Contrary to the popular thought that many species are “unculturable,” the majority of bacteria known to populate the human gut can be grown in the lab, scientists show.
Cellular Pruning Follows Adult Neurogenesis
Cellular Pruning Follows Adult Neurogenesis
Kerry Grens | May 2, 2016
Newly formed neurons in the adult mouse brain oversprout and get cut back.