hESCs, disease & medicine, neuroscience
H.M.’s Brain
H.M.’s Brain
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 9, 2014
Scenes from the labs that study the unique organ
Week in Review: May 5–9
Week in Review: May 5–9
Tracy Vence | May 9, 2014
Synthetic base pairs replicated in vivo; cardiac stem cells questioned; miniature neurotransmissions and synaptic development; neurogenesis and memory loss; STAP saga continues
Exercise Can Erase Memories
Exercise Can Erase Memories
Ruth Williams | May 8, 2014
Running causes rodents to forget their fears in part because of increased hippocampal neurogenesis, a study shows.
Minis Ensure Synaptic Maturation
Minis Ensure Synaptic Maturation
Tracy Vence | May 7, 2014
Once considered neurotransmission-related noise, scientists now show that the spontaneous release of presynaptic vesicles is imperative for the maturation of Drosophila synapses.
Week in Review: April 28–May 2
Week in Review: April 28–May 2
Tracy Vence | May 2, 2014
Male scientists stress mice out; using SCNT to reprogram adult cells; acetate can reach mouse brain, reduce appetite; WHO sounds “post-antibiotic era” alarm
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | May 1, 2014
Madness and Memory, Promoting the Planck Club, The Carnivore Way, and The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons
Long-Distance Call
Long-Distance Call
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 1, 2014
Neurons may use interferon signals transmitted over great distances to fend off viral infection.
Fuel Gauge
Fuel Gauge
Anna Azvolinsky | May 1, 2014
An optical reporter quantitatively measures the ATP demands of presynaptic neurons.
Psychiatry: An SOS Call
Psychiatry: An SOS Call
Robert E. Becker | May 1, 2014
Social policies shaped the practice of psychiatry in the past. As the discipline becomes ever more scientific, the effects of social policy on patient well-being must not be ignored.
The Crowd Takes On the Computer
The Crowd Takes On the Computer
Kerry Grens | May 1, 2014
Gangs of nonexperts are outperforming science’s best efforts at automating biological problem solving.