top 10 innovations, neuroscience, evolution
Viral Remnants Help Regulate Human Immunity
Viral Remnants Help Regulate Human Immunity
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Mar 3, 2016
Endogenous retroviruses in the human genome can regulate genes involved in innate immune responses.
Brain Prize Winners Announced
Brain Prize Winners Announced
Catherine Offord | Mar 3, 2016
Three UK neuroscientists jointly win the €1 million European Brain Prize for their work on memory.
Sleep Circuit
Sleep Circuit
Karen Zusi | Mar 1, 2016
A web of cell types in one of the brain’s chief wake centers keeps animals up—but also puts them to sleep.
Sugar Time
Sugar Time
Catherine Offord | Mar 1, 2016
Metabolic activity, not light, drives the circadian clock in cyanobacteria.
Out in the Cold
Out in the Cold
Karen Zusi | Mar 1, 2016
Serotonin’s long-debated role in sleep promotion is temperature-dependent.
Christina Schmidt: Chronobiology Crusader
Christina Schmidt: Chronobiology Crusader
Karen Zusi | Mar 1, 2016
Research Fellow, Cyclotron Research Center, University of Liège. Age: 35
Contributors
Contributors
Catherine Offord | Mar 1, 2016
Meet some of the people featured in the March 2016 issue of The Scientist.
Learning with the Lights Out
Learning with the Lights Out
Jenny Rood | Mar 1, 2016
Researchers are uncovering the link between sleep and learning and how it changes throughout our lives.
Slumber Numbers
Slumber Numbers
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2016
Ideas abound for why some animal species sleep so much more than others, but definitive data are elusive.
What Lies Sleeping
What Lies Sleeping
Philippe Mourrain | Mar 1, 2016
Why can science still not define this most basic biological process?