Natural History Museum, neuroscience, microbiology
Brain Expression
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 1, 2012
Researchers map the expression patterns of 1,000 genes in the human brain.
Fly Guy
Karen Hopkin | Aug 1, 2012
For Michael Dickinson, Drosophila are more than winged gene holders—they’re sophisticated systems for translating sensory information into flight instructions.
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.
Modeling the Cell
Jef Akst | Jul 23, 2012
The first full computer model of a single-celled organism mimics the bacterium’s behaviors and paves the way to more complete disease models.
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.
Microbial Perfume
Edyta Zielinska | Jul 23, 2012
Rather than rely on plant-derived products, biotech companies are engineering bacteria and yeast to produce ingredients for fragrances.
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.
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.