indians, microbiology, neuroscience
Cancer-Causing Gut Bacteria
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 17, 2012
Mice with inflammatory bowel disease harbor gut bacteria that damage host DNA, predisposing mice to cancer.
Neuroscientist Falsifies Data?
Jef Akst | Aug 9, 2012
An investigation of a well-known Dutch brain researcher finds evidence that she misrepresented data in 15 papers, but she is refuting the findings.
Boosting Antipsychotic Drugs
Ed Yong | Aug 5, 2012
Chemicals that change the way DNA is packaged could improve the effects of current antipsychotics.
Megan Carey: Cerebellum Prober
Cristina Luiggi | Aug 1, 2012
Group Leader, Neuroscience Program, Champalimaud Center for the Unknown, Lisbon, Portugal; HHMI International Early Career Scientist; Age: 38
Brain Expression
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 1, 2012
Researchers map the expression patterns of 1,000 genes in the human brain.
Fly Guy
Karen Hopkin | Aug 1, 2012
For Michael Dickinson, Drosophila are more than winged gene holders—they’re sophisticated systems for translating sensory information into flight instructions.
Memory Not Reliable, Court Says
Cristina Luiggi | Jul 30, 2012
New Jersey judges are now required to explain to jurors that the human memory is prone to errors.
The Mechanical Body
Cristina Luiggi | Jul 26, 2012
“The body is a fascinating machine,” says Sandra Shefelbine, a biomechanics expert at Imperial College, London, in this 3-minute educational video by the Wellcome Trust illustrating the principles of muscle movement. “And we don’t understand most of
Neurosurgeons Banned from Research
Cristina Luiggi | Jul 24, 2012
After treating terminally ill patients with an unauthorized experimental probiotic procedure, two California doctors can no longer participated in human research.
Modeling the Cell
Jef Akst | Jul 23, 2012
The first full computer model of a single-celled organism mimics the bacterium’s behaviors and paves the way to more complete disease models.