neuroscience, disease & medicine
Schizophrenia’s Intricacies
Schizophrenia’s Intricacies
Abby Olena | Jan 23, 2014
Two studies provide insight into the genetics of the disorder and show again how complex it is.
Review: Auditory Hallucinations, Composed
Review: Auditory Hallucinations, Composed
Ajai Raj | Jan 16, 2014
A pair of one-act chamber operas takes the audience inside the world of imagined sound. 
New Neuroscience Journal to Launch
New Neuroscience Journal to Launch
Kerry Grens | Jan 15, 2014
The publisher of The Journal of Neuroscience has laid out plans for an open-access, online-only journal for brain research.
Caffeine Boosts Memory Consolidation?
Caffeine Boosts Memory Consolidation?
Tracy Vence | Jan 13, 2014
A new study purports to show that post-learning caffeine consumption can improve memory, but some scientists are not convinced.
Week in Review: January 6–10
Week in Review: January 6–10
Tracy Vence | Jan 10, 2014
Bacterial genes aid tubeworm settling; pigmentation of ancient reptiles; nascent neurons and vertebrate development; exploring simple synapses; slug-inspired surgical glue
Nascent Neurons Break Free
Nascent Neurons Break Free
Kerry Grens | Jan 9, 2014
Neuronal precursors are partially dismantled during early development before they find their fate.  
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Jan 1, 2014
Are Dolphins Really Smart?, Newton's Football, Outsider Scientists, and We Are Our Brains
Lights, Camera, Action
Lights, Camera, Action
Jessica Wright | Jan 1, 2014
A guide for doing in vivo microscopy on neurons in the mammalian brain
Neurons On Demand
Neurons On Demand
Abby Olena | Jan 1, 2014
Astrocytes in the adult mouse brain can be reprogrammed into neuronal precursors, then neurons, in vivo.
Elder Pharmacology
Elder Pharmacology
Nir Barzilai | Jan 1, 2014
Studying and treating the chronic diseases associated with aging needs serious revamping.