GMO, neuroscience
Personality Predicts Placebo Effect
Personality Predicts Placebo Effect
Dan Cossins | Nov 16, 2012
People with certain personality traits are more likely to get pain relief from a placebo, a finding that could help improve clinical trials.
A Root Cause of Parkinson’s
A Root Cause of Parkinson’s
Ruth Williams | Nov 15, 2012
Misfolded α-synuclein proteins promote the spread of Parkinson’s pathology in mouse brains.
An “Unconscious” Man Talks
An “Unconscious” Man Talks
Beth Marie Mole | Nov 14, 2012
Functional magnetic resonance images of a vegetative patient’s brain communicate to doctors that he’s conscious and not in pain.
A Brain for Rhythm
A Brain for Rhythm
Dan Cossins | Nov 9, 2012
A legendary rock and roll drummer teams up with a neuroscientist to explore the role of rhythm in brain function.
Inflammation for Regeneration
Inflammation for Regeneration
Ruth Williams | Nov 8, 2012
Inflammatory signals in injured zebrafish brains promote the growth of new neurons.
Connectome Makes Some Noise
Connectome Makes Some Noise
Beth Marie Mole | Nov 7, 2012
NIH Director Francis Collins touts the project to map neural connections in the human brain as recording the mind’s “symphony.”  
Opinion: Science in the Courtroom
Opinion: Science in the Courtroom
James Tabery | Nov 6, 2012
Should biological explanations for criminal behavior influence a judge’s or jury’s decision about how to handle a case? If so, how?
The Brain on Anesthetics
The Brain on Anesthetics
Beth Marie Mole | Nov 5, 2012
Recording brain activity as patients are anesthetized for surgery, researchers identify a pattern that may signal loss of consciousness.  
Exit Strategy
Exit Strategy
Hayley Dunning | Nov 1, 2012
Large RNA-protein packets use a novel mechanism to escape the cell nucleus.
Biologist Ruffles Feathers on Facebook
Biologist Ruffles Feathers on Facebook
Bob Grant | Oct 19, 2012
The blogosphere voices widespread condemnation for a sexist comment made by a researcher attending this week’s annual Society for Neuroscience conference.