patent, neuroscience, immunology
Broad Wins CRISPR Patent Interference Case
Broad Wins CRISPR Patent Interference Case
Jef Akst | Feb 15, 2017
The USPTO’s Patent Trial and Appeal Board has ruled in favor of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard retaining intellectual property rights covered by its patents for CRISPR gene-editing technology.
Consilience, Episode 1: Smarty Plants
Consilience, Episode 1: Smarty Plants
Ben Andrew Henry | Feb 13, 2017
A conversation with plant biologists on the age-old dispute over the similarities and differences between plants and animals.
Unique Antibodies Open Path Toward New HIV Vaccines
Unique Antibodies Open Path Toward New HIV Vaccines
Amanda B. Keener | Jan 27, 2017
A family of broadly neutralizing antibodies from a chronically infected donor provides a schematic for designing vaccines and treatments that target multiple strains of the virus.
Researchers Refute Proposed Neuron Migration Pathway
Researchers Refute Proposed Neuron Migration Pathway
Jef Akst | Jan 11, 2017
A team of scientists was unable to replicate controversial, high-profile findings published in 2011.
As the Brain Ages, Glial-Cell Gene Expression Changes Most
As the Brain Ages, Glial-Cell Gene Expression Changes Most
Ashley P. Taylor | Jan 10, 2017
Researchers describe how gene expression in different human brain regions is altered with age.
Neural Mechanism Links Alcohol Consumption to Binge Eating
Neural Mechanism Links Alcohol Consumption to Binge Eating
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jan 10, 2017
Ethanol triggers starvation-activated neurons, leading mice to overeat. 
Drug Approval Timeline Same as 20 Years Ago
Drug Approval Timeline Same as 20 Years Ago
Kerry Grens | Jan 9, 2017
A report finds that new medications still take about 12 years to go from patent to patient.
Brain Regions Responsible for Face Recognition Continue to Grow After Birth
Brain Regions Responsible for Face Recognition Continue to Grow After Birth
Diana Kwon | Jan 6, 2017
Neuroimaging study confirms the fusiform gyrus continues to develop throughout childhood.
How Hummingbirds Sense Movement While Hovering
How Hummingbirds Sense Movement While Hovering
Anna Azvolinsky | Jan 5, 2017
A visual motion-sensing brain region found in all four-limbed vertebrates displays unique properties in Anna’s hummingbirds.
Jeremy Day Probes Reward Signaling in the Brain
Jeremy Day Probes Reward Signaling in the Brain
Catherine Offord | Jan 1, 2017
The University of Alabama, Birmingham, researcher seeks the neural roots of animal behavior