horizontal gene transfer, neuroscience
Are the Brains of Transgender People Different from Those of Cisgender People?
Are the Brains of Transgender People Different from Those of Cisgender People?
Shawna Williams | Mar 1, 2018
Research into the biological basis of gender identity is in its infancy, but clues are beginning to emerge.
Infographic: Searching for the Neural Basis of Gender
Infographic: Searching for the Neural Basis of Gender
Shawna Williams | Feb 28, 2018
Brain studies have yielded a mixed picture of the neural similarities and differences between people of different genders.
FDA Report on BPA’s Health Effects Raises Concerns
FDA Report on BPA’s Health Effects Raises Concerns
Ashley Yeager | Feb 28, 2018
The pre-peer review assessment finds the compound has “minimal effects,” but endocrinologists and others say key data have yet to come out.
Image of the Day: Inner Glow
Image of the Day: Inner Glow
The Scientist Staff | Feb 26, 2018
Researchers engineered a system for bioluminescent imaging that is as much as 1,000 times stronger than existing methods.
Image of the Day: Cuttlefish Camouflage
Image of the Day: Cuttlefish Camouflage
The Scientist Staff | Feb 16, 2018
The cephalopod’s unique ability to disguise itself relies on a single motor nerve exclusively dedicated to skin tension and papillary control.
Image of the Day: Mantis Glasses
Image of the Day: Mantis Glasses
The Scientist Staff | Feb 9, 2018
Researchers outfitted praying mantises with miniature spectacles to investigate how they see the world. 
Gene Expression Overlaps Among Psychiatric Disorders
Gene Expression Overlaps Among Psychiatric Disorders
Ashley P. Taylor | Feb 8, 2018
Transcriptional profiling of post-mortem human brains reveals commonalities in the genes over- and under-expressed in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism, and major depression. 
DBS with Nanoparticle-Based Optogenetics Modifies Behavior in Mice
DBS with Nanoparticle-Based Optogenetics Modifies Behavior in Mice
Diana Kwon | Feb 8, 2018
Researchers develop a new technique to selectively activate neurons deep in the rodent brain, taking a step toward noninvasive brain stimulation for neurological disorders.
Experimental Drug Relieves Blast-Related PTSD in a Rat Model of Traumatic Brain Injury
Experimental Drug Relieves Blast-Related PTSD in a Rat Model of Traumatic Brain Injury
Viviane Callier | Feb 2, 2018
The compound, BCI-838, is already in human clinical trials as a possible treatment for depression.
Researchers Develop Potential Blood Test for Alzheimer’s Disease
Researchers Develop Potential Blood Test for Alzheimer’s Disease
Catherine Offord | Feb 2, 2018
The test uses levels of plasma amyloid-β to estimate the buildup of protein plaques in the brain.