top 10 innovations, neuroscience, evolution
Lying Repetitively Linked to Decreased Amygdala Activity
Lying Repetitively Linked to Decreased Amygdala Activity
Kerry Grens | Oct 25, 2016
As people continue to tell tall tales, fMRI data show certain brain regions become less busy.
Zika Update
Zika Update
Jef Akst | Oct 24, 2016
Virus’s effect on RNA methylation; identifying brain cells targeted by Zika; virus found in vaginal secretions for two weeks after infection; updated CDC recommendations for Miami
Week in Review: October 17–21
Week in Review: October 17–21
Jef Akst | Oct 21, 2016
Report finds that pathologist involved in anonymous defamation case committed multiple acts of misconduct; growing eggs from stem cells; neutrophils’ role in metastasis; convergent evolution in birds
Single-Celled Life Primed to Go Multicellular
Single-Celled Life Primed to Go Multicellular
Bob Grant | Oct 17, 2016
The unicellular ancestor of animals may have harbored some of the molecular tools that its many-celled descendants use to coordinate and direct cell differentiation and function, scientists show.
To Attract Pollinators, Flower Mimics Wounded Bee
To Attract Pollinators, Flower Mimics Wounded Bee
Ben Andrew Henry | Oct 7, 2016
Umbrella flowers lure in flies by mimicking the alarm signals produced by the flies’ preferred prey.
Nascent Neurons Journey Through Newborn Brain
Nascent Neurons Journey Through Newborn Brain
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 6, 2016
Young cells make their way to the frontal lobe to create new circuits in the brains of infants, researchers report. 
Influential Alzheimer’s Researcher Dies
Influential Alzheimer’s Researcher Dies
Jef Akst | Oct 6, 2016
Allen Roses, a professor of neurobiology at Duke University School of Medicine, has passed away at age 73.
Bigger-Brained Species Have Longer Yawns
Bigger-Brained Species Have Longer Yawns
Kerry Grens | Oct 5, 2016
Yawn duration also correlates with the number of cortical neurons, according to a study.
Zika Infects Adult Monkeys’ Brains
Zika Infects Adult Monkeys’ Brains
Kerry Grens | Oct 5, 2016
A laboratory study finds the virus in the cerebellum in addition to body fluids.
Evidence Lacking for Brain-Training Products
Evidence Lacking for Brain-Training Products
Ben Andrew Henry | Oct 4, 2016
A literature review finds little evidence that commercial brain-training games can improve everyday cognitive performance, citing methodological shortcomings.