next generation, immunology, neuroscience
Nobel Winner’s Contribution Questioned
Cristina Luiggi | Dec 19, 2011
A coauthor of the key paper that led to one of this year’s Nobel Prizes for Physiology or Medicine claims the recipient wasn’t involved in the research.
Neuroscience Not Ready for the Courtroom
Tia Ghose | Dec 14, 2011
Certain neuroscience techniques are not robust enough to be used as evidence in a trial, a new report says.
How Bees Choose Home
Tia Ghose | Dec 8, 2011
For honeybees, there’s no place like home. And every year, they must find a new one. Now, a study publishing today (December 8) in Science suggests that the honeybee swarms use inhibitory signals when house-hunting, paralleling the human brain’s decision-making process.
Yawns More Contagious Among Friends
Jef Akst | Dec 7, 2011
People who are emotionally connected are more likely to catch the yawns from one another.
Reversing Cocaine’s Effects with Light
Ruth Williams | Dec 7, 2011
Researchers use optogenetics to reverse drug-induced brain and behavioral changes.
Brain Evolution at a Distance
Hannah Waters | Dec 6, 2011
Gene expression controlled from afar may have spurred the spurt in brain evolution that led to modern humans.
A Possible Ebola Vaccine?
Tia Ghose | Dec 5, 2011
A new Ebola vaccine candidate protects mice against death and can be produced quickly in response to a bioterrorism threat.
Cancer Immunotherapy Pioneer Dies
Edyta Zielinska | Dec 2, 2011
Lloyd Old, a researcher and former administrator of two cancer research institutes, passed away this week.
Light Bright Neurons
Jef Akst | Dec 2, 2011
Neurons engineered to light up when they fire could help researchers study more precisely how the brain works.
Frank Bradke: Privy to Axon Growth
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2011
Full Professor and Senior Research Group Leader, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases. Age: 42