Chemogenetics Method Uses Anti-Smoking Drug to Control Cells
Chemogenetics Method Uses Anti-Smoking Drug to Control Cells
A new set of engineered receptors responds to an FDA-approved drug to provide the most potent chemogenetic toolkit to date.
Chemogenetics Method Uses Anti-Smoking Drug to Control Cells
Chemogenetics Method Uses Anti-Smoking Drug to Control Cells

A new set of engineered receptors responds to an FDA-approved drug to provide the most potent chemogenetic toolkit to date.

A new set of engineered receptors responds to an FDA-approved drug to provide the most potent chemogenetic toolkit to date.

physiology, neuroscience, culture
Rapidly Flashing Lights and Sounds Reduces Alzheimer’s in Mice
Rapidly Flashing Lights and Sounds Reduces Alzheimer’s in Mice
Jef Akst | Mar 15, 2019
Exposing mice to an hour of 40-hertz stimuli every day for a week reduced levels of amyloid-β plaques and tau protein, and improved cognition.
Image of the Day: Mind Altering
Image of the Day: Mind Altering
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 11, 2019
A study in rats finds that tiny doses of the psychedelic drug DMT may yield positive effects for anxiety and depression, but there could be downsides too.
Sleep Is Critical for the Zebrafish Brain to Repair DNA Damage
Sleep Is Critical for the Zebrafish Brain to Repair DNA Damage
Catherine Offord | Mar 6, 2019
Neurons can only efficiently fix genetic injuries when the animals are asleep.
Brain Surface Area Reveals Overlap in Genes, Intelligence, Evolution
Brain Surface Area Reveals Overlap in Genes, Intelligence, Evolution
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 4, 2019
An analysis of the contours of more than 600 kids’ brains points to links between cerebral surface area and heritability in regions of the brain important in cognition.  
Image of the Day: Imposter Neurons
Image of the Day: Imposter Neurons
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 1, 2019
Researchers have implanted electronics masquerading as neurons in the brains of mice.
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2019

Meet some of the people featured in the February 2019 issue of The Scientist.

Drugs, Developed
Drugs, Developed
Bob Grant | Mar 1, 2019
In an era of instant communication, we must be careful how word of new and untested treatments is shared.
In Praise of Crazy Ideas
In Praise of Crazy Ideas
Safi Bahcall | Mar 1, 2019
The author of a new book explains the dangers of orthodoxy in science and beyond.
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2019
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.