immunology, disease & medicine, neuroscience
Cortical Computing
Cortical Computing
Abby Olena | Oct 28, 2013
A study shows that dendrites not only transmit information between neurons, but also process some of that information.
Tuning the Brain
Tuning the Brain
Andres Lozano | Oct 28, 2013
Deep-brain stimulation is allowing neurosurgeons to adjust the neural activity in specific brain regions to treat thousands of patients with myriad neurological disorders.
DARPA Supports Brain Treatment
DARPA Supports Brain Treatment
Jef Akst | Oct 28, 2013
Brain-implant technologies just got a vote of government confidence, as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency announces an investment of $70 million over five years.
It’s in the Genes
It’s in the Genes
Jef Akst | Oct 24, 2013
Researchers find strong correlations between the composition of the human microbiome and genetic variation in immune-related pathways.
Drug Widens Immunity to Flu
Drug Widens Immunity to Flu
Ed Yong | Oct 20, 2013
An immune suppressive drug can unexpectedly help immunized mice fight off many strains of flu.
Brain-Washing During Sleep
Brain-Washing During Sleep
Kerry Grens | Oct 18, 2013
Rest clears out interstitial clutter in the mouse brain.
Ketamine Alternative Shows Promise
Ketamine Alternative Shows Promise
Abby Olena | Oct 17, 2013
Researchers show that lanicemine is an effective antidepressant without the adverse effects of the related hallucinogenic drug.
Get Off the Pot
Get Off the Pot
Jef Akst | Oct 15, 2013
Researchers demonstrate the successful treatment of marijuana abuse in rats and monkeys.
Controlling Cockroaches
Controlling Cockroaches
Abby Olena | Oct 8, 2013
Responses to RoboRoach, a behavior-controlling cockroach backpack, vary from enthusiasm to ethical concerns.
Contributors
Contributors
Kate Yandell | Oct 1, 2013
Meet some of the people featured in the October 2013 issue of The Scientist.