molecular camera, neuroscience
Growing New Neurons
Growing New Neurons
Ed Yong | Oct 4, 2012
Brain cells called pericytes can be reprogrammed into neurons with just two proteins, pointing to a novel way to treat neurodegenerative disorders.
Sex Matters
Kerry Grens | Oct 1, 2012
Researchers reveal a new pathway of synaptic modulation in the hippocampus exclusive to females.
Removing the Optimism Bias
Ed Yong | Sep 24, 2012
Disrupting a small part of the brain with a magnetic field can reduce people’s prejudice towards good news.
Neglected Babies Develop Less Myelin
Edyta Zielinska | Sep 17, 2012
Mice raised in isolation from their mothers developed cognitive deficits similar to those of babies raised in orphanages where physical contact is infrequent.
Eyes: a Window to the Diagnosis
Sabrina Richards | Sep 6, 2012
Researchers use characteristic differences in eye movements to identify patients with deficits in neurological function.
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Sep 1, 2012
Meet some of the people featured in the September 2012 issue of The Scientist.
Capsule Reviews
Annie Gottlieb | Sep 1, 2012
Wired for Story, Dreamland, Homo Mysterious, and Vagina
Finding Injury
Hayley Dunning | Sep 1, 2012
The brain’s phagocytes follow an ATP bread trail laid down by calcium waves to the site of damage.
Pleasant to the Touch
Sabrina Richards | Sep 1, 2012
Scientists hope an understanding of nerve fibers responsive only to gentle touch will give insight into the role the sense plays in social bonding.
A Nose for Touch
Kenneth C. Catania | Sep 1, 2012
The remarkable ability of the star-nosed mole to interpret its surroundings through touch is yielding clues about mammalian sensory processing in general.