hESCs, disease & medicine, neuroscience
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Apr 1, 2014
Cancer Virus, A Window on Eternity, Murderous Minds, and The Extreme Life of the Sea
Future Minded
Future Minded
Michio Kaku | Apr 1, 2014
Imagine consciousness traveling at the speed of light.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Apr 1, 2014
April 2014's selection of notable quotes
Metals on our Mind
Metals on our Mind
Anthony White | Apr 1, 2014
A dramatic loss of copper in key brain regions may be central to Alzheimer’s disease. Could restoring metals in the brain help?
Oxytocin Boosts Dishonesty
Oxytocin Boosts Dishonesty
Ed Yong | Mar 31, 2014
The so-called “love hormone” can make people more dishonest when it serves the interests of their group. 
Ballroom Brainwaves
Ballroom Brainwaves
Eli Chen | Mar 28, 2014
A neuroscientist studies the brains of tango dancers in an attempt to understand interpersonal connectedness.
Linking Neurons to Behaviors
Linking Neurons to Behaviors
Kate Yandell | Mar 27, 2014
Researchers have created a brain-wide map detailing links between sets of activated neurons and behaviors in fruit fly larvae.
Week in Review: March 17–21
Week in Review: March 17–21
Tracy Vence | Mar 21, 2014
Protein appears to protect stressed neurons; vitamin A’s lifelong effects on immunity; stem cells influenced by substrates; supercharged photosynthesis through nanotechnology
<em>BRCA1</em> Linked to Brain Size
BRCA1 Linked to Brain Size
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Mar 20, 2014
The breast cancer-associated gene may play a protective role in neural stem cells, a mouse study finds.
Protein Protects Aging Brain
Protein Protects Aging Brain
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 19, 2014
Study suggests that REST may be a key regulator of neuronal stress and could play a role in staving off neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.