Biologists Create New Maps of <em>Caenorhabditis elegans&nbsp;</em>Neurons
Biologists Create New Maps of Caenorhabditis elegans Neurons
The connectomes trace 385 neurons in the male worm and 302 neurons in the hermaphrodite worm.
Biologists Create New Maps of Caenorhabditis elegans Neurons
Biologists Create New Maps of Caenorhabditis elegans Neurons

The connectomes trace 385 neurons in the male worm and 302 neurons in the hermaphrodite worm.

The connectomes trace 385 neurons in the male worm and 302 neurons in the hermaphrodite worm.

neurobiology
Do Devices that Monitor or Zap the Brain Live Up to Their Claims?
Do Devices that Monitor or Zap the Brain Live Up to Their Claims?
Diana Kwon | Jun 18, 2019
Direct-to-consumer neurotechnologies using EEG or tDCS are becoming increasingly popular, but some scientists are concerned about the lack of evidence for efficacy.
New Map Shows Brain Changes Associated with Alzheimer&rsquo;s
New Map Shows Brain Changes Associated with Alzheimer’s
Catherine Offord | Feb 4, 2019
The protein expression data, which are freely available online, could help identify new drug targets for the disease.
Gum Disease Could Drive Alzheimer&rsquo;s: Study
Gum Disease Could Drive Alzheimer’s: Study
Ashley Yeager | Jan 24, 2019
An enzyme of the bacteria Porphyromonas gingivalis has been found in the brains of patients with the disorder, and causes neurodegeneration in mice.
Noninvasive Brain Stimulation Modulates Memory Networks
Noninvasive Brain Stimulation Modulates Memory Networks
Jef Akst | Nov 1, 2018
Studies have demonstrated that magnetic and electrical currents can enhance memory in human subjects, but the technology is not yet ready for prime time.
A Noninvasive Way to Control Individual Brain Regions
A Noninvasive Way to Control Individual Brain Regions
Catherine Offord | Jul 13, 2018
Researchers use a combination of ultrasound waves, genetic engineering, and synthetic drugs to switch specific neurons on and off in mice.
Herpes Viruses Implicated in Alzheimer’s Disease
Herpes Viruses Implicated in Alzheimer’s Disease
Anna Azvolinsky | Jun 21, 2018

A new study shows that the brains of Alzheimer’s disease patients have a greater viral load, while another study in mice shows infection leads to amyloid-β build up.

Image of the Day: The Five Percent
Image of the Day: The Five Percent
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | May 7, 2018
A map of neural networks in the striatum of the mouse brain reveals clues about psychiatric and movement disorders.
Neural Circuit of Parental Behavior Mapped in Mice
Neural Circuit of Parental Behavior Mapped in Mice
Jim Daley | Apr 12, 2018
This is the first time the precise brain cells and their connections controlling a complex behavior have been worked out. 
Image of the Day: Mosquito Brain
Image of the Day: Mosquito Brain
The Scientist Staff | Mar 6, 2018
Researchers have constructed the first neuroanatomy atlas of a female mosquito’s brain.