immunology, disease & medicine, neuroscience
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Jun 1, 2012
The Aha! Moment, Imagine, Ignorance, and The Age of Insight
Avant-Garde Science
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jun 1, 2012
Why naked mole-rats and experimental gene therapies remind me of groundbreaking artists.
Active Brains Help Heal Paralysis
Sabrina Richards | May 31, 2012
Engaging the brain with cognitive tasks helps paralyzed rats walk again.
2012 Kavli Prize Winners
Sabrina Richards | May 31, 2012
Biennial Kavli Prizes are presented to scientists in astrophysics, nanoscience, and neuroscience.
Next Generation: The Brain Bot
Megan Scudellari | May 29, 2012
A 30-year-old technique to record the electrical activity of neurons gets a robotic makeover.
Pain-Killing Transplants
Ed Yong | May 23, 2012
Neurons injected into mice help treat chronic pain at its roots, rather than simply alleviating its symptoms.
Battlefield Head Trauma
Cristina Luiggi | May 17, 2012
A new study suggests that the brain injuries suffered by soldiers in Afghanistan may be similar to those observed in some athletes.
Music Lessons Benefit Babies
Jef Akst | May 11, 2012
One year olds smile more and communicate better if they participate in interactive music classes with their parents.
Rural Teens Have Fewer Allergies
Megan Scudellari | May 8, 2012
The diversity of microbes in the great outdoors may protect against inflammatory disorders.
Book Excerpt from Memoirs of an Addicted Brain: A Neuroscientist Examines His Former Life on Drugs
Marc Lewis | May 1, 2012
In Chapter 12, "The Opium Fields," author Marc Lewis recounts one night spent in the brain chemistry-bending grip of opium addiction.