mosquitoes, neuroscience
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.
Decoding Monkey Thoughts
Cristina Luiggi | Jul 23, 2012
Researchers can see the differences in the neuronal activity of monkeys that use different strategies to reach out to a target.
Batman Shooter Is Former Neuroscience Student
Bob Grant | Jul 20, 2012
The University of Colorado graduate student who allegedly killed 12 and injured dozens more in a crowded movie theater last night seemed “normal” just a few months earlier, a fellow researcher recalls.
Mosquito Gut Bacteria to Fight Malaria
Jef Akst | Jul 17, 2012
Researchers engineer a member of the insect's intestinal flora to help thwart the malaria parasite before it can infect new hosts.
Small-Brained Fish Make More Babies
Edyta Zielinska | Jul 12, 2012
Guppies with experimentally shrunken brains produced more offspring than guppies bred for larger noggins, confirming a long suspected tradeoff of bigger brains.
Natural Alzheimer’s Protection
Sabrina Richards | Jul 11, 2012
Researchers identify a gene variant that reduces risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Jul 1, 2012
Evolving, The Moral Molecule, Aping Mankind, and Experiment Eleven
Sweet Smell of Success
Karen Hopkin | Jul 1, 2012
With persistence and pluck, Leslie Vosshall managed to snatch insect odorant receptors from the jaws of experimental defeat.