Nobel Prize, microbiology, immunology, neuroscience
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Apr 1, 2012
April 2012's selection of notable quotes
So You Think About Dance?
Edyta Zielinska | Mar 30, 2012
Spectators experience some of the same brain impulses as the dancers they're watching.
A Beautiful Mind
Megan Scudellari | Mar 29, 2012
The human brain is an organized, 3D grid composed of elegant, ribbon-like fibers.
McKnight Neuroscientist Dies
Jef Akst | Mar 26, 2012
William Luttge, the founding executive director of the McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Florida, passes away.
Nervy Production
Mary Beth Aberlin | Mar 23, 2012
A new play about the father of modern neuroscience explores the many facets of Santiago Ramón y Cajal's work, personality, and life.
Let Them Eat Dirt
Megan Scudellari | Mar 22, 2012
Early exposure to microbes shapes the mammalian immune system by subduing inflammatory T cells.
Immune Role in Brain Disorder?
Hannah Waters | Mar 19, 2012
Replacing immune cells in a mouse model of Rett syndrome, a developmental brain disorder, improved symptoms, suggesting a new target for treatment.
Cerebral Beauty
Hannah Waters | Mar 15, 2012
Cap off your celebration of Brain Awareness Week with some artistic applications of neuroscience.
Ozone Defender Dies
Cristina Luiggi | Mar 13, 2012
Nobel Laureate Sherwood Rowland, who first demonstrated that the ozone layer could be destroyed by chemical pollutants, passes away at age 84.
Transplant Without Drugs?
Edyta Zielinska | Mar 8, 2012
A new method for transplanting immunologically mismatched organs may remove the need for life-long immunosuppressive drugs to prevent rejection.