Scientist to watch, developmental biology
Behavior Brief
Jef Akst | Oct 17, 2011
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Book Excerpt from Future Science: Essays From the Cutting Edge
Darlene Francis and Daniela Kaufer | Oct 1, 2011
In an essay entitled "Nurture, Nature, and the Stress That is Life," neurobiologists Darlene Francis and Daniela Kaufer envision a future where science moves past the nature vs. nurture debate in considering differences in human behavioral responses to stress.
Beyond Nature vs. Nurture
Darlene Francis and Daniela Kaufer | Oct 1, 2011
Researchers studying differences in how individuals respond to stress are finding that genes are malleable and environments can be deterministic.
Amoebae Get Organized
Richard P. Grant | Sep 1, 2011
Editor’s Choice in Developmental Biology
Velcro Helps Muscles Grow
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 31, 2011
Stretching muscle cells as they grow helps promote the expression of growth factors.
Next Generation: Hundreds of Cell-Analyses at Once
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 11, 2011
A new microfluidics chip lets researchers analyze the nucleic acids of 300 individual cells simultaneously.
Lab-Grown Sperm
Cristina Luiggi | Aug 4, 2011
Healthy mice are born from germ cell precursors grown in vitro.
Deconstructing the Mosaic Brain
Tom Curran | Aug 1, 2011
Sequencing the DNA of individual neurons is a way to dissect the genes underlying major neurological and psychological disorders.
Circadian Signs of Aging
Kerry Grens | Jul 13, 2011
The neural nexus of the circadian clock shows signs of functional decline as mice age, providing clues as to why sleep patterns tend to change as people grow older.
Repeated Regeneration
Megan Scudellari | Jul 12, 2011
A 16-year-long newt study finds that regeneration remains efficient with repetition and age.