neuroscience, disease & medicine
Cortical Census
Cortical Census
Ruth Williams | Nov 26, 2015
Scientists document the characteristics and connections of mouse neocortical neurons to establish the most detailed microcircuit map to date.
Gut Bugs to Brain: You’re Stuffed
Gut Bugs to Brain: You’re Stuffed
Kerry Grens | Nov 24, 2015
Bacteria in the intestine produce proteins that stop rodents from eating.
Opinion: Brain Scans in the Courtroom
Opinion: Brain Scans in the Courtroom
Andreas Kuersten | Nov 23, 2015
Advances in neuroimaging have improved our understanding of the brain, but the resulting data do little to help judges and juries determine criminal culpability.
How Gastric Bypass Can Kill Sugar Cravings
How Gastric Bypass Can Kill Sugar Cravings
Ruth Williams | Nov 19, 2015
A type of bariatric surgery eliminates gut-to-brain signals that trigger sugar highs, a mouse study shows.  
Brain Fold Tied to Hallucinations
Brain Fold Tied to Hallucinations
Kerry Grens | Nov 19, 2015
A shorter crease in the medial prefrontal cortex is linked with a higher risk of schizophrenics experiencing hallucinations.
Embracing the Unknown
Embracing the Unknown
Jamie Holmes | Nov 1, 2015
Researchers are showing that ambiguity can be essential to brain development.
Remote Mind Control
Remote Mind Control
Kelly Rae Chi | Nov 1, 2015
Using chemogenetic tools to spur the brain into action
Heady Stuff
Heady Stuff
Kate Yandell | Nov 1, 2015
New research on how fat influences brain neuronal activity
Appetite, Obesity, and the Brain
Appetite, Obesity, and the Brain
The Scientist Staff | Nov 1, 2015
How the foods that make us fattest are not that different from heroin and cocaine
Rewarding Companions
Rewarding Companions
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Oct 26, 2015
Oxytocin and social contact together modulate endocannabinoid activity in the mouse brain, which could help explain the prosocial effects of marijuana use.