hESCs, disease & medicine, neuroscience
Pioneering Neuroscientist Dies
Pioneering Neuroscientist Dies
Kerry Grens | Jan 19, 2015
Vernon Mountcastle, who mapped the functional landscape of the neocortex, passed away at age 96.
Crossed Wires
Crossed Wires
Daniel Cossins | Jan 16, 2015
From similar sets of neuroimaging data, researchers are reaching different conclusions about whether brain wiring differs between men and women.
Eye on the Fly
Eye on the Fly
Sarah C.P. Williams | Jan 1, 2015
Automating Drosophila behavior screens gives researchers a break from tedious observation, and enables higher-throughput, more-quantitative experiments than ever before.
Tangle Trigger
Tangle Trigger
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jan 1, 2015
An enzyme that cleaves tau protein in acidic cellular conditions may trigger early events in Alzheimer’s disease.
Rat Race
Rat Race
Molly Sharlach | Jan 1, 2015
Neuroscientist Anthony Zador explains why he uses rats to understand auditory attention in the brain.
Micro Masterpiece
Micro Masterpiece
Jef Akst | Jan 1, 2015
The artful science of Tom Deerinck, a micrographer who consistently places in Nikon’s Small World competition
2014’s Most “Liked” Images of the Day
2014’s Most “Liked” Images of the Day
Bob Grant | Dec 24, 2014
The best of The Scientist’s popular daily image posts
Brain-Machine Interface Goes Wireless
Brain-Machine Interface Goes Wireless
Bob Grant | Dec 18, 2014
A paralyzed woman has used mind power and a robotic arm wirelessly connected to her brain to achieve the most dexterous movement yet accomplished with BMI.
Big Data and the Brain
Big Data and the Brain
Tracy Vence | Dec 8, 2014
Advances in imaging have inundated neuroscientists with massive amounts of information on synaptic connections, among other things. The challenge now is to understand it all.
Shoring Up Golgi To Slow Alzheimer’s
Shoring Up Golgi To Slow Alzheimer’s
Kerry Grens | Dec 8, 2014
Blocking activity of a kinase in a mouse model protects Golgi in cells and reduces the build-up of amyloid β, a primary component of Alzheimer’s disease.