Forced-Swim Test Criticized as Uninformative, Cruel
Forced-Swim Test Criticized as Uninformative, Cruel
Some researchers and animal rights groups are amplifying their opposition to an assay that measures how long a rodent tries to stay afloat.
Forced-Swim Test Criticized as Uninformative, Cruel
Forced-Swim Test Criticized as Uninformative, Cruel

Some researchers and animal rights groups are amplifying their opposition to an assay that measures how long a rodent tries to stay afloat.

Some researchers and animal rights groups are amplifying their opposition to an assay that measures how long a rodent tries to stay afloat.

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Forced-Swim Test Criticized as Uninformative, Cruel
Forced-Swim Test Criticized as Uninformative, Cruel
Catherine Offord | Jul 22, 2019
Some researchers and animal rights groups are amplifying their opposition to an assay that measures how long a rodent tries to stay afloat.
EPA Will Not Ban Pesticide Linked to Neurological Issues
EPA Will Not Ban Pesticide Linked to Neurological Issues
Nicoletta Lanese | Jul 19, 2019
The agency argues that chlorpyrifos is one of few “cost-effective options” for controlling certain farm pests.
Neuroscientist Rahul Desikan Dies
Neuroscientist Rahul Desikan Dies
Kerry Grens | Jul 19, 2019
He developed an MRI-based map of the human cortex, discovered genetic risk factors for neurodegenerative diseases, and wrote about his struggles with ALS.
Optogenetic Manipulations Create Perception Without Sensory Input
Optogenetic Manipulations Create Perception Without Sensory Input
Ruth Williams | Jul 18, 2019
Advanced single-cell optogenetic tools have enabled researchers to induce a learned behavior in mice without the associated visual cue.
Image of the Day: Itch to Scratch
Image of the Day: Itch to Scratch
Nicoletta Lanese | Jul 17, 2019
Blocking a key receptor in itch-detecting neurons could quell chronic conditions.
Karaoke-Sleep Study Links Disrupted REM With Poor Memory Processing
Karaoke-Sleep Study Links Disrupted REM With Poor Memory Processing
Katarina Zimmer | Jul 11, 2019
An unusual experiment suggests that interrupted REM sleep can interfere with the amygdala’s ability to process emotional memories overnight—in this case, the distressing memories of listening to oneself sing out of tune.
#MeTooSTEM Founder BethAnn McLaughlin Has Left Vanderbilt
#MeTooSTEM Founder BethAnn McLaughlin Has Left Vanderbilt
Ashley P. Taylor | Jul 10, 2019
Her departure follows her denial of tenure.
Image of the Day: Second Hand
Image of the Day: Second Hand
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 10, 2019
A 3-D printed prosthetic hand moves by reading the signals in forearm muscles.
Biologists Create New Maps of <em>Caenorhabditis elegans&nbsp;</em>Neurons
Biologists Create New Maps of Caenorhabditis elegans Neurons
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 8, 2019
The connectomes trace 385 neurons in the male worm and 302 neurons in the hermaphrodite worm.
Botanists Say Plants Are Not Conscious
Botanists Say Plants Are Not Conscious
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 5, 2019
Researchers push back against those who work in the field of plant neurobiology and claim plants can learn and have a form of consciousness.