stem cells, ecology, neuroscience
Flight of the Honeybee
Richard P. Grant | Dec 1, 2011
Editor’s Choice in Neuroscience
Critical Connections
Karen Hopkin | Dec 1, 2011
Through a series of sustained collaborations, Joshua Sanes has deciphered the molecular synergy that guides synapse formation.
Frank Bradke: Privy to Axon Growth
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2011
Full Professor and Senior Research Group Leader, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases. Age: 42
Brainspotting
Amber Dance | Dec 1, 2011
New, minimally invasive techniques for seeing deep inside living brains
Human ES Cells Evolve in Culture
Ruth Williams | Nov 28, 2011
Researchers identify common genetic changes in cultured human embryonic stem cells, including one that confers a growth advantage.
Psychopathic Pathology
Jef Akst | Nov 28, 2011
The brains of psychopaths have a different structure than healthy brains, perhaps explaining their antisocial and impulsive behaviors.
Seeing Sound
Edyta Zielinska | Nov 22, 2011
Researchers ask: Is there an advantage to getting emotional when touching certain textures, or seeing colors change when you listen to music?
Snake Toxin Reveals Pain Clues
Tia Ghose | Nov 16, 2011
The venom from the Texas coral snake causes intense pain by targeting acid-sensing ion channels, providing researchers with potential new targets for pain therapies.
Birth Control Pills and Prostate Cancer
Bob Grant | Nov 16, 2011
A new study suggests a possible link between the use of oral contraceptives and rising prostate cancer rates.
First Lab-grown Blood Transfusion
Jef Akst | Nov 16, 2011
Blood cells derived from a person’s bone marrow stem cells are injected back into his body.