horizontal gene transfer, neuroscience
Decoding Monkey Thoughts
Cristina Luiggi | Jul 23, 2012
Researchers can see the differences in the neuronal activity of monkeys that use different strategies to reach out to a target.
Batman Shooter Is Former Neuroscience Student
Bob Grant | Jul 20, 2012
The University of Colorado graduate student who allegedly killed 12 and injured dozens more in a crowded movie theater last night seemed “normal” just a few months earlier, a fellow researcher recalls.
Small-Brained Fish Make More Babies
Edyta Zielinska | Jul 12, 2012
Guppies with experimentally shrunken brains produced more offspring than guppies bred for larger noggins, confirming a long suspected tradeoff of bigger brains.
Natural Alzheimer’s Protection
Sabrina Richards | Jul 11, 2012
Researchers identify a gene variant that reduces risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Jul 1, 2012
Evolving, The Moral Molecule, Aping Mankind, and Experiment Eleven
SNAREs at the Synapse
Megan Scudellari | Jul 1, 2012
Using tiny lipid discs, scientists resolve contradictory evidence about how many proteins are required for neurotransmitter release.
Brain Mosaic
Sabrina Richards | Jul 1, 2012
Retrotransposons contribute to genetic variability in human brain cells.
Natural Antidepressant Discovered
Sabrina Richards | Jun 25, 2012
A newly recognized chemical factor in the brain, called neuritin, regulates plasticity and may play a role in depression.
fMRI Mind Reader
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 14, 2012
A neuroscientist tries to communicate with people in a vegetative state using brain imaging techniques.
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Jun 1, 2012
The Aha! Moment, Imagine, Ignorance, and The Age of Insight