transcription factors, disease & medicine, neuroscience
Long-Distance Call
Long-Distance Call
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 1, 2014
Neurons may use interferon signals transmitted over great distances to fend off viral infection.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | May 1, 2014
Madness and Memory, Promoting the Planck Club, The Carnivore Way, and The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons
Neuroaesthetics
Neuroaesthetics
Anjan Chatterjee | May 1, 2014
Researchers unravel the biology of beauty and art.
The Art of Brain Damage
The Art of Brain Damage
Anjan Chatterjee | May 1, 2014
Artist Katherine Sherwood discuss how suffering a cerebral hemorrhage affected her work.
Another Way Fiber Is Filling
Another Way Fiber Is Filling
Tracy Vence | Apr 29, 2014
Acetate, a short-chain fatty acid released following the fermentation of dietary fiber in the gut, accumulates in the brain and can affect appetite in mice.
Genetic Test Could Replace Pap Smear
Genetic Test Could Replace Pap Smear
Kerry Grens | Apr 25, 2014
The US Food and Drug Administration approves a cervical test for human papillomavirus to be used as a primary cancer screening tool.
Genetic Brain Disorder Explained
Genetic Brain Disorder Explained
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Apr 25, 2014
Researchers uncover a mutation responsible for a rare neurological condition.
Does Brain Training Work?
Does Brain Training Work?
Abby Olena | Apr 21, 2014
Experts are skeptical about the effectiveness of games that claim to improve cognitive function. 
How Artistic Brains Differ
How Artistic Brains Differ
Jef Akst | Apr 18, 2014
A study reveals structural differences between the brains of artists and non-artists.
Triggering Resilience to Depression
Triggering Resilience to Depression
Ed Yong | Apr 17, 2014
In mice, boosting depression-causing activity in neurons can actually reverse depressive symptoms.