GMO, neuroscience
Playing for Words
Playing for Words
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 28, 2013
Children with dyslexia have an easier time learning to read after playing action video games that don’t incorporate reading.
Tadpoles See with Extra Eyes
Tadpoles See with Extra Eyes
Sabrina Richards | Feb 27, 2013
Blind tadpoles regain vision when new eyes are grafted onto their tails. 
Neurons Live Longer in New Brains
Neurons Live Longer in New Brains
Sabrina Richards | Feb 25, 2013
Transplanting mouse neurons into rats allows the neurons to survive twice as long as they would in mice.
Language Gene More Active in Girls
Language Gene More Active in Girls
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 21, 2013
One gene involved in speech produces more of its protein in the brains of young girls than boys.
Obama to Back Brain Mapping
Obama to Back Brain Mapping
Dan Cossins | Feb 18, 2013
A new project to map the activity of the human brain could receive more than $3 billion dollars in federal funds in President Obama’s upcoming budget proposal.
MIT Lab Retracts Paper
MIT Lab Retracts Paper
Dan Cossins | Feb 15, 2013
A paper describing a new method for imaging synapse formation has been retracted after it emerged that the first author falsified data to prove its effectiveness.
Prions Involved in Learning
Prions Involved in Learning
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 15, 2013
Properly folded prions aid in normal brain development.
Open-Review Journal Launched
Open-Review Journal Launched
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 13, 2013
A new journal that publishes peer review comments alongside its manuscripts goes live.
Dual Adaptation in Deaf Brains
Dual Adaptation in Deaf Brains
Sabrina Richards | Feb 12, 2013
The brains of people who cannot hear adapt to process vision-based language, in addition to brain changes associated with the loss of auditory input. 
Image of the Day: Cerebral Infiltration
Image of the Day: Cerebral Infiltration
The Scientist Staff | Feb 11, 2013
An illustration depicting the damaging effects of a tumor (red) on structural connections within the brain