immunology, disease & medicine, neuroscience
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Annie Gottlieb & Bob Grant | Jan 1, 2013
Life's Ratchet, The Annotated and Illustrated Double Helix, The Fractalist and Hallucinations
Philip Low: Sleep Analyzer
Philip Low: Sleep Analyzer
Kerry Grens | Jan 1, 2013
Founder, Chairman, and CEO, NeuroVigil, Age: 33
Neuron Preservers
Neuron Preservers
Kerry Grens | Jan 1, 2013
Unlike epithelial cells, neurons respond to herpes infection through autophagy, rather than by releasing inflammatory factors.
Fast Worms
Fast Worms
Kerry Grens | Jan 1, 2013
A microfluidic device scans individual C. elegans for abnormal traits and sorts wild-type animals from mutants.
Decoding Dreams
Decoding Dreams
Jef Akst | Jan 1, 2013
Researchers learn to predict visual imagery in dreams based on functional MRI scans of brain activity during sleep.
2012 Multimedia Roundup
2012 Multimedia Roundup
The Scientist Staff | Dec 14, 2012
The science images and videos that captured our attention in 2012
Adipose Tissue Metabolism in the Obese
Adipose Tissue Metabolism in the Obese
Justin Odegaard and Ajay Chawla | Dec 12, 2012
Fat cells behave differently in obese individuals, causing inflammation and insulin resitance.
Maggot Medicine
Maggot Medicine
Beth Marie Mole | Dec 10, 2012
The healing powers of maggots may lie in their secreted proteins, which restrain the human immune response.
Insulin's Role in Body and Brain
Insulin's Role in Body and Brain
Oksana Kaidanovich-Beilin, Roger S. McIntyre, Danielle S. Cha | Dec 6, 2012
Insulin, long recognized as a primary regulator of blood glucose, is now also understood to play key roles in neuroplasticity, neuromodulation, and neurotrophism.
The Meaning of Pupil Dilation
The Meaning of Pupil Dilation
Joss Fong | Dec 6, 2012
Scientists are using pupil measurements to study a wide range of psychological processes and to get a glimpse into the mind.