techniques, neuroscience
Data Deluge
Megan Scudellari | Oct 1, 2011
Large-scale data collection and analysis have fundamentally altered the process and mind-set of biological research.
Interview: Speaking of Memory
Edyta Zielinska | Oct 1, 2011
Considered a renegade by his peers, Nobel Prize-winner Eric Kandel used a simple model to probe the neural circuitry of memory.
Book Excerpt from Future Science: Essays From the Cutting Edge
Darlene Francis and Daniela Kaufer | Oct 1, 2011
In an essay entitled "Nurture, Nature, and the Stress That is Life," neurobiologists Darlene Francis and Daniela Kaufer envision a future where science moves past the nature vs. nurture debate in considering differences in human behavioral responses to stress.
Kandel on Neuroscience
Kandel on Neuroscience
Edyta Zielinska | Oct 1, 2011
Eric Kandel, winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for his work on signal transduction in the nervous system, chats about the ever-changing field of neuroscience, funding, his students, and what he hopes science will accomplish.
Campaign Fights Lab Sloppiness
Jef Akst | Sep 28, 2011
"Scientists Against Sample Abuse" aims to raise awareness about the importance of consistency when it comes to handling biological samples.
Animal Electricity, circa 1781
Jessica P. Johnson | Sep 28, 2011
How an Italian scientist doing Frankenstein-like experiments on dead frogs discovered that the body is powered by electrical impulses.
Biodiversity, Quick and Dirty
Bob Grant | Sep 26, 2011
Researchers find that sampling DNA from the soil can be an effective way to determine how many individuals of a variety of species inhabit a particular area.
Next Generation: Neuronal Monkey Bars
Kerry Grens | Sep 23, 2011
Three-dimensional scaffolds for growing and guiding neurons are getting smaller and more tailored in design.
Five Life-Science MacArthur Winners
Edyta Zielinska | Sep 22, 2011
This year’s winners research topics ranging from stem cell regulation to brain damage from football injuries.
Chinese Miracle Pig Cloned
Bob Grant | Sep 22, 2011
Scientists have cloned a castrated male hog that survived for more than a month buried in the rubble after a massive 2008 earthquake in China.