Cartoon of clock faces arranged in the shape of a brain.
Human Neurons Play the Waiting Game
Shelby Bradford, PhD | Jun 5, 2024 | 4 min read
When it comes to development, an epigenetic clock may be responsible for human neurons’ slower maturation.
Cartoon of a woman, a dog, an octopus, a small spider, and a fly dreaming. 
What is the Smallest Animal to Dream?
Shelby Bradford, PhD | Jun 3, 2024 | 2 min read
Neuroscience research suggests that many animals experience dream-like states.
Viewing the Glioblastoma Tumor Microenvironment at Single Cell Resolution
Viewing the Glioblastoma Tumor Microenvironment at Single Cell Resolution
The Scientist Staff | 1 min read
In this webinar, Matthias Brendel will discuss a new PET approach called scRadiotracing, which involves immunomagnetic cell sorting after in vivo radiotracer injection combined with 3D histology.
Brown and black flat-coated retrievers sit on a path in the woods.
Obesity Research is Going to the Dogs
Hannah Thomasy, PhD | May 27, 2024 | 5 min read
Gene mutations in rotund retrievers shed light on the neural regulation of body weight.
3D rendered spheroids floating on a blue background.
Developing Homogenous 3D Neural Cultures for High Throughput Screening
Niki Spahich, PhD | May 23, 2024 | 3 min read
Brain region-specific spheroids help scientists find new compounds to treat opioid use disorder and more.
Natural Trip: Endogenous Psychedelics and Human Physiology
The Scientist | 1 min read
Researchers explore the trippy science behind natural hallucinogens in humans. 
Illustration of a glowing orange DNA double helix with a blurry blue brain in the background.
A Brain Breakthrough 25 Years in the Making
Aparna Nathan, PhD | May 14, 2024 | 5 min read
New sequencing technologies unmask a mutation that sheds new light on ataxia.
A blue microscopy image of mouse brain cells, with dorsal raphe neurons shown in red.
A Novel Panic Pathway in the Brain
Hannah Thomasy, PhD | May 10, 2024 | 5 min read
A neural pathway driving panic-like behaviors in mice points to new therapeutic targets.
<em >The Scientist</em>&rsquo;s Journal Club: Neuroscience and Cell Biology
The Scientist’s Journal Club: Neuroscience and Cell Biology
The Scientist Staff | 1 min read
Scientists discuss their latest findings on cell secretory states, synapse formation, and neurodegenerative disease.
White and white and black mice in an overcrowded cage.
Viruses Keep Mice from Stressing Out
Shelby Bradford, PhD | May 9, 2024 | 3 min read
Gut viruses influence behavioral responses in mice and may be important players in the gut-brain axis.
Creativity concept with a brain exploding in colors.
Understanding the Symphony of Human Brain Development
Niki Spahich, PhD | May 1, 2024 | 1 min read
Paola Arlotta discussed her journey to become a leader in brain organoid research.
Blue circles arranged in five rows connected by wavy blue lines.
Artificial Neural Networks: Learning by Doing
Shelby Bradford, PhD | 8 min read
Designed to mimic the brain itself, artificial neural networks use mathematical equations to identify and predict patterns in datasets and images.
DNA molecules.
Genetic Imprints in the Brain
Mariella Bodemeier Loayza Careaga, PhD | May 1, 2024 | 2 min read
Neuroscientist Anthony Isles studies how the epigenetic phenomenon of genomic imprinting influences the brain and its functions.
An eye and a brain made of wood.
Keeping an Eye on Brain Immunity
Mariella Bodemeier Loayza Careaga, PhD | Apr 30, 2024 | 4 min read
Vaccination through the eyes stimulated a protective response in the brains of mice, revealing an immunological link between these two organs.
Virtual Laboratories for Remote Benchwork and Breakthroughs
The Scientist | 2 min read
Scientists discuss the advent of robotically run research and the new era of academic cloud labs on the horizon.
3D illustration of white neurons with projecting dendrites.&nbsp;
Stop the Variant, Save the Channel
Shelby Bradford, PhD | Apr 25, 2024 | 4 min read
By using antisense oligonucleotides to inhibit a mutated exon associated with Timothy syndrome mutation, researchers restored neuron function.
A black mouse hides from a white mouse inside a paper tube.
Mapping the Neural Circuit of Social Avoidance
Mariella Bodemeier Loayza Careaga, PhD | Apr 25, 2024 | 4 min read
Oxytocin released in a region of the hypothalamus helps mice remember who to avoid.
Using Brain Organoids in Human Health and Disease Research
Using Brain Organoids in Human Health and Disease Research
The Scientist | 1 min read
Learn how scientists across life science and engineering disciplines join forces to build brain organoids that mimic neurodevelopment.
A person&rsquo;s hand reaching for wheat.
Close Encounters of Skin and Nerve Cells
Kamal Nahas, PhD | Apr 11, 2024 | 4 min read
Scientists exploring the skin-nerve cell connection have only scratched the surface. New research highlights just how intertwined the two cells are.
Fluorescence microscopy imaging of astrocytes in culture, stained red
Friends and Foes: Astrocytes as Disease Targets
Deanna MacNeil, PhD | Apr 10, 2024 | 3 min read
A new platform for screening astrocyte reactivity helps researchers uncover potential therapeutic interventions to treat neurodegenerative conditions.