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Researchers Identify Gene Variants Linked to Synesthesia
Catherine Offord | Mar 6, 2018
A whole-genome analysis of people who experience color when they listen to sounds points to a handful of genes involved in neural development.
Caught on Camera
Staff | Feb 1, 2018
Selected images of the Day from the-scientist.com
David Julius Probes the Molecular Mechanics of Pain
Anna Azvolinsky | Jan 1, 2018
For nearly 30 years, the UC San Francisco researcher has delved into unexplored corners of the nervous system.
Meet the Arachnid That May Add a New Chapter to the Book on Sensory Biology
Mary Bates | Dec 1, 2017
The whip spider senses the world in weird and wonderful ways.
Staff | Nov 30, 2017
See whip spiders use their curious antenniform legs to spar in the lab.
An Eye Scan for Alzheimer’s Disease?
Shawna Williams | Nov 1, 2017
Researchers aim for a routine screen to detect the neurodegenerative disease—decades before symptoms appear.
Bitter Taste Receptors in Uterus May One Day Help Prevent Premature Birth
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2017
Researchers suggest that the receptors can control early labor contractions.
Teaching Humans to Echolocate
Diana Kwon | Oct 1, 2017
By investigating the science behind “seeing” with sound, researchers hope to help blind individuals independently navigate the world.
Staff | Sep 30, 2017
Daniel Kish, who is blind, uses vocal clicks to navigate the world by echolocation.
How Immune Receptors Got into Mouse Noses
Shawna Williams | Sep 1, 2017
A study traces proteins’ evolution from the immune to the olfactory system.