stem cells, neuroscience, disease & medicine
Lab-Grown 3-D Brain Tissue Mimics Cortex
Lab-Grown 3-D Brain Tissue Mimics Cortex
Kerry Grens | Aug 11, 2014
From cortical neurons, researchers have engineered rat tissue that formed complex networks of functioning neurons and appeared to behave normally after an injury.
Molecular Neuroscientist Dies
Molecular Neuroscientist Dies
Tracy Vence | Aug 11, 2014
Stephen Heinemann, who along with his colleagues identified the genes encoding the major excitatory neurotransmitter receptors in the brain, has passed away at age 75.
Neural Stem Cells Sprout Long Axons
Neural Stem Cells Sprout Long Axons
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Aug 7, 2014
Early neurons reprogrammed from human skin cells show unprecedented axonal growth in a rat model of spinal cord injury.
Stem-Cell Scientist Dies
Stem-Cell Scientist Dies
Tracy Vence | Aug 5, 2014
Yoshiki Sasai, a prominent organogenesis researcher who was a coauthor on two retracted stem cell studies, has died of apparent suicide at 52, officials say.
Aged Wisdom
Aged Wisdom
Jef Akst | Aug 1, 2014
Supercentenarian Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper appeared on CNN in 2009, before donating her body to science and yielding insights into her remarkable longevity.
Beyond Cat Killing
Beyond Cat Killing
Bob Grant | Aug 1, 2014
Capsule reviewed author Ian Leslie sets up his latest book, Curious, about the human propensity to wonder and learn.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Aug 1, 2014
The Myth of Mirror Neurons, Curious, Shadow Medicine, and Doctored
In Old Blood
In Old Blood
Jef Akst | Aug 1, 2014
The body of a supercentenarian expands science’s appreciation for the physiological limits of aging.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Aug 1, 2014
August 2014's selection of notable quotes
Zebrafish Brain in Action
Zebrafish Brain in Action
Tracy Vence | Jul 28, 2014
Researchers use light-sheet microscopy to map central nervous system activity in zebrafish larvae.