microscope, neuroscience
Image of the Day: Fragile X
Image of the Day: Fragile X
The Scientist Staff | Nov 7, 2017
Researchers uncover the central role of a protein linked to Fragile X Syndrome in mice, one of the leading causes of autism and intellectual disability.
Equivocal Findings of Alzheimer’s Trial Using Young Blood
Equivocal Findings of Alzheimer’s Trial Using Young Blood
Catherine Offord | Nov 6, 2017
A team of Stanford University researchers say that administering young people’s blood plasma to Alzheimer’s patients could improve cognitive function, but the results have been criticized.
Image of the Day: Malaria Hologram
Image of the Day: Malaria Hologram
The Scientist Staff | Nov 5, 2017
Optical engineers have developed a portable field microscope that could aid the diagnosis of diseased cells.
Image of the Day: Neurons Unveiled
Image of the Day: Neurons Unveiled
The Scientist Staff | Nov 2, 2017
Researchers have succeeded in mapping the complex paths of 300 neurons in the mouse brain.
Study Raises Questions About Brain Stimulation Boosting Memory
Study Raises Questions About Brain Stimulation Boosting Memory
Ashley Yeager | Nov 1, 2017
In people with epilepsy, transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) does not affect memory-related brainwaves as widely claimed, researchers report.
Opinion: How to Define Cell Type
Opinion: How to Define Cell Type
Fred H. Gage, Sara B. Linker, Tracy A. Bedrosian | Nov 1, 2017
Advances in single-cell technologies have revealed vast differences between cells once thought to be in the same category, calling into question how we define cell type in the first place.
Image of the Day: Fish Eye Lens
Image of the Day: Fish Eye Lens
The Scientist Staff | Nov 1, 2017
Researchers develop a new method to highlight specific cells that reside in the lens of a zebrafish.
The Wada Test, 1948
The Wada Test, 1948
Philip Jaekl | Nov 1, 2017
A decades-old neurological procedure developed under unique and difficult conditions in postwar Japan remains critical to the treatment of epilepsy.
Contributors
Contributors
Jef Akst and Bob Grant | Nov 1, 2017
Meet some of the people featured in the November 2017 issue of The Scientist.
To Each His Own
To Each His Own
Mary Beth Aberlin | Nov 1, 2017
Every human brain is far more unique, adaptable, and vulnerable than ever suspected.