immunotherapy, neuroscience, ecology
What the Brain Hears
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 1, 2012
By recording nerve impulses in sound-processing regions of the brain, researchers can recreate the words people think.
Killing with Kindness
Killing with Kindness
Barbara Oakley, Guruprasad Madhavan, Ariel Knafo, and David Sloan Wilson | Feb 1, 2012
Studying the evolution of altruistic behaviors reveals how knee-jerk good intentions can backfire.
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Feb 1, 2012
Neurogastronomy, Why Calories Count, The Kitchen as Laboratory, Fear of Food
Book Excerpt from Pathological Altruism
Barbara Oakley, Ariel Knafo, and Michael McGrath | Feb 1, 2012
In Chapter 1, editors Barbara Oakley, Ariel Knafo, and Michael McGrath introduce the concept of well-intentioned behaviors that go awry.
Genghis Jon
Cristina Luiggi | Feb 1, 2012
By helping Mongolians cultivate an understanding of their native insect fauna, scientists hope to protect the country's unique yet fragile ecosystems.
The View From Above
Cristina Luiggi | Feb 1, 2012
Satellite imagery is giving biologists a whole new perspective on the phenomena they study.
Swarming Mongolia
Cristina Luiggi | Feb 1, 2012
For the past decade and a half, a crew of about 20 entomologists, water ecologists, and other specialists converges on the shorelines of Mongolia’s lakes, rivers, and streams, just when swarms of aquatic insects do the same.
Casting a Wide Eye
Cristina Luiggi | Feb 1, 2012
Scientists study a variety of large-scale biological phenomena from the vantage point of space.
Ready for Prime Time
Ready for Prime Time
Dennis J. Selkoe and John C. Morris | Feb 1, 2012
Biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease are ready for widespread use in clinical trials.
Low Oxygen Saves Irradiated Brain?
Hannah Waters | Jan 18, 2012
Whole brain radiation therapy costs mice some of their cognitive abilities, but treatment with low-oxygen air revives their reasoning skills.