opioid receptor, neuroscience, evolution
Brainspotting
Amber Dance | Dec 1, 2011
New, minimally invasive techniques for seeing deep inside living brains
Cancer’s Escape Routes
Cancer’s Escape Routes
Tia Ghose | Nov 30, 2011
Scientists are beginning to discover myriad strategies tumors use to avoid attacks by anti-cancer drugs.
Psychopathic Pathology
Jef Akst | Nov 28, 2011
The brains of psychopaths have a different structure than healthy brains, perhaps explaining their antisocial and impulsive behaviors.
Evolutionary Pioneer Dies at 73
Edyta Zielinska | Nov 28, 2011
Lynn Margulis, an innovative thinker who proposed symbiosis as a major mechanism for speciation, passed away last week.
Seeing Sound
Edyta Zielinska | Nov 22, 2011
Researchers ask: Is there an advantage to getting emotional when touching certain textures, or seeing colors change when you listen to music?
Whales Saved From Highway Project
Bob Grant | Nov 21, 2011
A team of paleontologists is racing to recover dozens of fossilized whale skeletons from the site of a road building excavation in northern Chile.
Battle of the Sexes
Hannah Waters | Nov 17, 2011
Traits that help one sex but hurt the other are not sufficient for maintaining genetic variation.
Snake Toxin Reveals Pain Clues
Tia Ghose | Nov 16, 2011
The venom from the Texas coral snake causes intense pain by targeting acid-sensing ion channels, providing researchers with potential new targets for pain therapies.
Infection Selection
Ruth Williams | Nov 13, 2011
Scientists track changes in bacterial genomes during a hospital outbreak to discover potential pathogenesis genes.
A Smoke-Swirl of Birds
Jef Akst | Nov 10, 2011
A video of thousands of birds flying as a single coordinated, amorphous group stirs up questions about how they do it.