techniques, cell & molecular biology, ecology
Neurogenesis in the Mammalian Brain
Neurogenesis in the Mammalian Brain
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2015
Neuron nurseries in the adult brains of rodents and humans appear to influence cognitive function.
Cultural Riches
Cultural Riches
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 1, 2015
Researchers devise new techniques to facilitate growing bacteria collected from the environment.
Closing the Loop
Closing the Loop
Amanda B. Keener | Oct 1, 2015
Micromanaging neuronal behavior with optogenetics
Into the Limelight
Into the Limelight
Kate Yandell | Oct 1, 2015
Glial cells were once considered neurons’ supporting actors, but new methods and model organisms are revealing their true importance in brain function.
Brain Freeze
Brain Freeze
Kerry Grens | Oct 1, 2015
A common tissue fixation method distorts the true neuronal landscape.
Decon Recon
Decon Recon
Sarah C.P. Williams | Oct 1, 2015
Published genomes are chock-full of contamination. But as awareness of the problem grows, so do methods to help combat it.
Special Delivery
Special Delivery
Mary Beth Aberlin | Oct 1, 2015
Neurons in new brains and old
Negative Thinking
Negative Thinking
Amanda B. Keener | Oct 1, 2015
Researchers uncover the first light-controlled negative-ion channels in algae, and they are fast.
Holding Neurons Steady
Holding Neurons Steady
Amanda B. Keener | Oct 1, 2015
Scientists engineer a feedback loop to fine-tune neuron activity with optogenetics.
Riboswitch Flip Kills Bacteria
Riboswitch Flip Kills Bacteria
Ruth Williams | Sep 30, 2015
Scientists discover a novel antibacterial molecule that targets a vital RNA regulatory element.