human behavior, developmental biology, neuroscience
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.
Virtual Reality May Revolutionize Brain Science
Virtual Reality May Revolutionize Brain Science
Ashley Yeager | Feb 1, 2018
New technology could open doors for researchers studying animals’ most complex organ.
Mapping Brain Proteins
Mapping Brain Proteins
Devika G. Bansal | Feb 1, 2018
Researchers are using souped-up mass spectrometry to localize proteins within brain cells.
Infographic: Skotomorphogenesis Versus Photomorphogenesis
Infographic: Skotomorphogenesis Versus Photomorphogenesis
Kerry Grens | Jan 31, 2018
Pectin fragments may signal plant cells to maintain a type of growth suited to darkness.
“Retired” Mice Find New Life as Top Models for Autism
“Retired” Mice Find New Life as Top Models for Autism
Jessica Wright | Jan 29, 2018
After years of obscurity, strains of mice with mutations in particular genes are thrust to the fore of autism research.
NIH’s New Rules Governing Human Research Go Into Effect
NIH’s New Rules Governing Human Research Go Into Effect
Jim Daley | Jan 25, 2018
More than 3,500 scientists had signed an open letter to NIH Director Francis Collins opposing the rules change.
Book Excerpt from <em>Swearing is Good for You</em>
Book Excerpt from Swearing is Good for You
Emma Byrne | Jan 23, 2018
In chapter 1, “The Bad Language Brain: Neuroscience and Swearing,” author Emma Byrne sets the scene for her book by telling the story of the hapless and potty-mouthed Phineas Gage.
Learning Opens the Genome
Learning Opens the Genome
Ruth Williams | Jan 17, 2018
Researchers map learning-induced chromatin alterations in mouse brain cells, and find that many affect autism-associated genes.