immigration, neuroscience
Inflammation for Regeneration
Inflammation for Regeneration
Ruth Williams | Nov 8, 2012
Inflammatory signals in injured zebrafish brains promote the growth of new neurons.
Connectome Makes Some Noise
Connectome Makes Some Noise
Beth Marie Mole | Nov 7, 2012
NIH Director Francis Collins touts the project to map neural connections in the human brain as recording the mind’s “symphony.”  
Opinion: Science in the Courtroom
Opinion: Science in the Courtroom
James Tabery | Nov 6, 2012
Should biological explanations for criminal behavior influence a judge’s or jury’s decision about how to handle a case? If so, how?
The Brain on Anesthetics
The Brain on Anesthetics
Beth Marie Mole | Nov 5, 2012
Recording brain activity as patients are anesthetized for surgery, researchers identify a pattern that may signal loss of consciousness.  
Exit Strategy
Exit Strategy
Hayley Dunning | Nov 1, 2012
Large RNA-protein packets use a novel mechanism to escape the cell nucleus.
Biologist Ruffles Feathers on Facebook
Biologist Ruffles Feathers on Facebook
Bob Grant | Oct 19, 2012
The blogosphere voices widespread condemnation for a sexist comment made by a researcher attending this week’s annual Society for Neuroscience conference.
Brain Scans Predict Reading Skills
Brain Scans Predict Reading Skills
Dan Cossins | Oct 9, 2012
New research shows that the growth of long-range connections between brain regions predicts how well a child will learn to read.
Growing New Neurons
Growing New Neurons
Ed Yong | Oct 4, 2012
Brain cells called pericytes can be reprogrammed into neurons with just two proteins, pointing to a novel way to treat neurodegenerative disorders.
Sex Matters
Kerry Grens | Oct 1, 2012
Researchers reveal a new pathway of synaptic modulation in the hippocampus exclusive to females.
Biologists Not Welcome
Beth Marie Mole | Sep 28, 2012
Proposed legislation that sought to offer green cards to foreign STEM students excluded those in biology.