mtDNA, neuroscience
Exit Strategy
Exit Strategy
Hayley Dunning | Nov 1, 2012
Large RNA-protein packets use a novel mechanism to escape the cell nucleus.
Biologist Ruffles Feathers on Facebook
Biologist Ruffles Feathers on Facebook
Bob Grant | Oct 19, 2012
The blogosphere voices widespread condemnation for a sexist comment made by a researcher attending this week’s annual Society for Neuroscience conference.
Half-Life of DNA Revealed
Half-Life of DNA Revealed
Dan Cossins | Oct 11, 2012
Researchers measure how long it takes for DNA from bone to degrade, confirming that genetic information from dinosaurs could not last to the present day.
Brain Scans Predict Reading Skills
Brain Scans Predict Reading Skills
Dan Cossins | Oct 9, 2012
New research shows that the growth of long-range connections between brain regions predicts how well a child will learn to read.
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.