rare diseases, cell & molecular biology, neuroscience
Book Excerpt from <em>The New Science of Consciousness</em>
Book Excerpt from The New Science of Consciousness
Paul L. Nunez | Oct 31, 2016
In Chapter 1, author Paul L. Nunez sets the stage for a scientific exploration of the inky depths of consciousness.
From Body to Brain
From Body to Brain
The Scientist Staff | Oct 31, 2016
Researcher Michal Schwartz discusses the promise of neuroimmunology to treat neurological disease.
Another Neural Circuit that Controls Breathing Found
Another Neural Circuit that Controls Breathing Found
Catherine Offord | Oct 31, 2016
This third excitatory network helps to regulate postinspiration.
Genetic Tags Illuminate Where Neurons Extend
Genetic Tags Illuminate Where Neurons Extend
Ruth Williams | Oct 31, 2016
Barcodes of mRNA travel to the cells' axon terminals, offering a sequencing-based approach to neural mapping.
Immunity in the Brain
Immunity in the Brain
Amanda B. Keener | Oct 31, 2016
Researchers document the diverse roles of immune cells in neuronal health and disease.
Structural Details of Endoplasmic Reticulum Revealed
Structural Details of Endoplasmic Reticulum Revealed
Jef Akst | Oct 28, 2016
The ribosome-associated organelle consists of tightly packed tubes, not flat sheets as previously believed, according to new super-resolution microscopy images.
Week in Review: October 24–28
Week in Review: October 24–28
Bob Grant | Oct 27, 2016
Patient Zero exonerated; Jack Woodall dies; Wolbachia-harboring mosquitoes deployed in fight against Zika; implanted neurons function in adult mouse brain 
How Experience Shapes Adult Neurogenesis
How Experience Shapes Adult Neurogenesis
Ruth Williams | Oct 27, 2016
Interneurons and mature granule cells in the adult mouse brain are critical for newborn neurons’ responses to novel environments.
Added Neurons Are Functionally Integrated into Mouse Brain Circuits
Added Neurons Are Functionally Integrated into Mouse Brain Circuits
Jenny Rood | Oct 26, 2016
In vivo imaging reveals how grafted embryonic brain cells grow, connect, and mature into contributing members of damaged visual pathways in adult mice.
Lying Repetitively Linked to Decreased Amygdala Activity
Lying Repetitively Linked to Decreased Amygdala Activity
Kerry Grens | Oct 25, 2016
As people continue to tell tall tales, fMRI data show certain brain regions become less busy.