tick shell, neuroscience, culture
NYC Lures Universities to Build Science Facility
Megan Scudellari | Jul 21, 2011
The city will provide cheap real estate and up to $100 million for a science and engineering campus.
Learning Addiction
Cristina Luiggi | Jul 14, 2011
Eleanor Simpson, a neuroscientist at Columbia University Medical Center, discusses a recent Nature paper that probes dopamine's role in helping animals make positive associations to stimuli that herald pleasurable outcomes (such as the handing out of food).
Circadian Signs of Aging
Kerry Grens | Jul 13, 2011
The neural nexus of the circadian clock shows signs of functional decline as mice age, providing clues as to why sleep patterns tend to change as people grow older.
New COI Rules at Risk?
Jef Akst | Jul 12, 2011
A watchdog group urges the US government to enact guidelines that would require federally-funded researchers to publically disclose financial interests.
Cough Syrup Treats MS?
Bob Grant | Jul 11, 2011
Researchers find that an ingredient in common cough medicine improves multiple sclerosis symptoms in animal models.
Summer Science, British Style
Jef Akst and Richard P. Grant | Jul 8, 2011
The Royal Society's annual science extravaganza packs some interesting stuff into 5 days of love and research.
Medical Journal Editors Quit
Jef Akst | Jul 7, 2011
Unhappy with management, two editors-in-chief of the Croatian Medical Journal bid the publication goodbye.
Air Pollution Stunts Cognition
Tia Ghose | Jul 6, 2011
Particulates in the air can cause impaired learning and depression in mice.
Brain Cells Self-Amplify
Jef Akst | Jul 5, 2011
A certain type of neural precursor does it all—replaces itself, differentiates into specialized brain cells, and multiplies into more stem-cell-like cells.
Pain-Free Love
Jef Akst | Jul 1, 2011
Love can buffer people from pain by invoking feelings of safety and reassurance.