stem cells, neuroscience, disease & medicine
Genetic Brain Disorder Explained
Genetic Brain Disorder Explained
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Apr 25, 2014
Researchers uncover a mutation responsible for a rare neurological condition.
Does Brain Training Work?
Does Brain Training Work?
Abby Olena | Apr 21, 2014
Experts are skeptical about the effectiveness of games that claim to improve cognitive function. 
Adult-to-Stem Cells
Adult-to-Stem Cells
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Apr 21, 2014
An international team has created human embryonic stem cells from adult skin cells for the first time.
How Artistic Brains Differ
How Artistic Brains Differ
Jef Akst | Apr 18, 2014
A study reveals structural differences between the brains of artists and non-artists.
Triggering Resilience to Depression
Triggering Resilience to Depression
Ed Yong | Apr 17, 2014
In mice, boosting depression-causing activity in neurons can actually reverse depressive symptoms.
A Face to Remember
A Face to Remember
Sarah Lewin | Apr 17, 2014
Researchers show that a tuning algorithm can make one’s profile photo more memorable.
Rats Receive Lab-Grown Esophagi
Rats Receive Lab-Grown Esophagi
Tracy Vence | Apr 16, 2014
Researchers successfully transplant engineered esophagi into living rats.
Sex-Biased Alzheimer’s Variant
Sex-Biased Alzheimer’s Variant
Kerry Grens | Apr 14, 2014
Women with a notorious variant of a gene involved in Alzheimer’s, APOE4, are much more likely than men with the variant to develop the neurodegenerative disease.
Traces of Trauma in Sperm RNA
Traces of Trauma in Sperm RNA
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Apr 13, 2014
A mouse study shows that molecular remnants of early-life stress can be passed on to future generations.
Week in Review: April 7–11
Week in Review: April 7–11
Tracy Vence | Apr 11, 2014
Stress and telomere length in children; osmotic channel protein identified; amoeba nibbles, then kills cells; amphetamine and mental disorder risk; news from AACR