mice, neuroscience, genetics & genomics
Alzheimer's Drugs Harmful?
Bob Grant | Feb 20, 2012
The researcher who helped develop an Alzheimer's treatment now in clinical trials warns that the compound may actually impair memory.
Our Missing Genes
Sabrina Richards | Feb 17, 2012
New research suggests that the average person has about 20 genes with loss-of-function mutations—many more than previously suspected.
Signs of Neuro-problems?
Jef Akst | Feb 17, 2012
The likelihood of developing dementia later in life may be predicted by the speed at which people walk, while grip strength may predict stroke.
Comment on New NIH Center
Megan Scudellari | Feb 10, 2012
Input lines are open for the National Institute of Substance Use and Addiction Disorders.
Brain Proteins May Be Key to Aging
Bob Grant | Feb 8, 2012
Deterioration of long-lived proteins on the surface of neuronal nuclei in the brain could lead to age-related defects in nervous function.
Isolating Genomes from the Masses
Jef Akst | Feb 6, 2012
Researchers find a way to determine the sequence of a single species from metagenomics data of entire microbial communities.
Sex, Deconstructed
Megan Scudellari | Feb 2, 2012
Hormones in the brain control sex-specific behaviors by activating individual genetic programs.
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.
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.
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Feb 1, 2012
Neurogastronomy, Why Calories Count, The Kitchen as Laboratory, Fear of Food