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Breast Milk Programs Memory Skills
Breast Milk Programs Memory Skills
Ed Yong | Dec 1, 2013
Mouse mothers can improve their pups’ memories by altering levels of immune chemicals in their milk.
Herring Impaired
Herring Impaired
Kate Yandell | Dec 1, 2013
Changing ion channel densities allows fish to tune their hearing to male reproductive calls during breeding periods. 
Top 10 Innovations 2013
Top 10 Innovations 2013
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2013
The Scientist’s annual competition uncovered a bonanza of interesting technologies that made their way onto the market and into labs this year.
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Tracy Vence | Nov 17, 2013
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Mental Map
Mental Map
Abdul-Kareem Ahmed | Nov 13, 2013
From determining structures to figuring out functions, brain-mapping scientists are applying new technologies to understand the hub of the central nervous system.
The Epigenetics of Drug Abuse
The Epigenetics of Drug Abuse
Jef Akst | Nov 11, 2013
At the Society for Neuroscience conference, researchers present results linking the epigenome to heroin and cocaine addiction.
Monkey-Machine Interface
Monkey-Machine Interface
Abby Olena | Nov 11, 2013
Researchers have shown that rhesus monkeys can control the movements of two virtual avatar arms simultaneously.
Exploring the Neuron Forest
Exploring the Neuron Forest
Mary Beth Aberlin | Nov 1, 2013
Innovations in imaging techniques and genetic sequencing take neuroscience to a new level.
Contributors
Contributors
Abby Olena | Nov 1, 2013
Meet some of the people featured in the November 2013 issue of The Scientist.
The Neuron Doctrine, circa 1894
The Neuron Doctrine, circa 1894
Chris Palmer | Nov 1, 2013
Santiago Ramón y Cajal used a staining technique developed by Camillo Golgi to formulate the idea that the neuron is the basic unit of the nervous system.