microbiology, neuroscience, disease & medicine
The Brain on Fear
The Brain on Fear
Ruth Williams | Jun 25, 2015
Scientists uncover the neurons in the mouse brain responsible for linking the sight of a looming object to scared behavior.
Hawkmoth Brains Slow During Dusk Meals
Hawkmoth Brains Slow During Dusk Meals
Bob Grant | Jun 15, 2015
This helps the insects collect as much visual information as possible from the gently swaying flowers on which they dine.
The Roots of Schizophrenia
The Roots of Schizophrenia
Jef Akst | Jun 4, 2015
Researchers link disease-associated mutations to excitatory and inhibitory signaling in the brain.
Brain Drain
Brain Drain
Ashley P. Taylor | Jun 1, 2015
The brain contains lymphatic vessels similar to those found elsewhere in the body, a mouse study shows.
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Jun 1, 2015
Meet some of the people featured in the June 2015 issue of The Scientist.
New Legs to Stand On
New Legs to Stand On
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jun 1, 2015
Reconstructing the past using ancient DNA
Touchy Feely
Touchy Feely
Kerry Grens | Jun 1, 2015
Physical contact helps determine who’s present among baboons’ gut bacteria.
Lost Memories Reactivated in Mice
Lost Memories Reactivated in Mice
Kerry Grens | May 29, 2015
Using optogenetics, researchers excite selected neurons to reinstate a fear memory that had been blocked.
Gene Linked to Pain Insensitivity
Gene Linked to Pain Insensitivity
Kerry Grens | May 27, 2015
People with a congenital disorder that makes them unable to feel pain have mutations in a histone-modifying gene. 
WHO OKs Plan to Fight Antibiotic Resistance
WHO OKs Plan to Fight Antibiotic Resistance
Tracy Vence | May 27, 2015
World Health Organization officials endorse a global strategy to combat the spread of antibiotic resistance.