rare diseases, cell & molecular biology, neuroscience
Nuclear Pores Come into Sharper Focus
Nuclear Pores Come into Sharper Focus
André Hoelz, Daniel H. Lin | Dec 1, 2016
Solving a long-standing structural puzzle will open the door to understanding one of the cell’s most enigmatic machines.
Video: Cells, Skin Deep
Video: Cells, Skin Deep
The Scientist Staff | Nov 30, 2016
Profilee Satyajit Mayor discusses his explorations of cell membranes, which are helping to update the classical fluid mosaic model of dynamic cellular boundaries.
Infographic: How to Build a Synthetic Sensor
Infographic: How to Build a Synthetic Sensor
Ruth Williams | Nov 30, 2016
Scientists designed a genetic sensor-and-readout system, based on detecting a transcription factor, that performs a custom cellular activity.
Next Generation: Super-Fast Tracking of Single Molecules
Next Generation: Super-Fast Tracking of Single Molecules
Ruth Williams | Nov 23, 2016
A clever twist on a super-resolution microscopy technique improves the temporal resolution of single-molecule tracking. 
Speaking of Neuroscience
Speaking of Neuroscience
Jef Akst, Mary Beth Aberlin | Nov 18, 2016
A selection of notable quotes from the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting
Hot Topics at SfN
Hot Topics at SfN
The Scientist Staff | Nov 17, 2016
Researchers at this year’s Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego, California, discuss what they found most interesting.
Scientists Fingerprint the Brain
Scientists Fingerprint the Brain
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 17, 2016
The brain’s structural connections are unique to an individual, a new imaging technique reveals.
Neuroscience in a Nutshell
Neuroscience in a Nutshell
Jef Akst | Nov 16, 2016
Sessions at the ongoing Society for Neuroscience meeting have covered topics from brain development to emotional processing.
Categorizing Brain Cells
Categorizing Brain Cells
Jef Akst | Nov 16, 2016
Researchers at the Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego discuss new efforts to perform single-cell analyses on the brain’s billions of cells.
Probing Exercise’s Effects on Cognitive Function
Probing Exercise’s Effects on Cognitive Function
Jef Akst | Nov 14, 2016
Researchers at the Society for Neuroscience discuss what we know—and don’t—about how physical activity affects the brain.