reagents, neuroscience, developmental biology
Can Science Crack Consciousness?
Can Science Crack Consciousness?
Paul L. Nunez | Nov 1, 2016
Researchers seek to disentangle the complexity of the human mind from a cross-disciplinary perspective, but the phenomenon may be out of the reach of human understanding.
Immune System Maintains Brain Health
Immune System Maintains Brain Health
Amanda B. Keener | Nov 1, 2016
Once thought only to attack neurons, immune cells turn out to be vital for central nervous system function.
Two-Photon Microscopy’s Historic Influence on Neuroscience
Two-Photon Microscopy’s Historic Influence on Neuroscience
Alison F. Takemura | Nov 1, 2016
In the 1990s, the development of this gentler and more precise microscopy method improved scientists’ ability to probe neurons’ activity and anatomy.
Time, Flies
Time, Flies
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 1, 2016
By studying the sleep-wake cycle of fruit flies, Amita Sehgal is revealing how the body’s circadian and sleep rhythms are regulated.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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