transcription factors, disease & medicine, neuroscience
Traces of Trauma in Sperm RNA
Traces of Trauma in Sperm RNA
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Apr 13, 2014
A mouse study shows that molecular remnants of early-life stress can be passed on to future generations.
Researchers Regrow Mouse Thymus
Researchers Regrow Mouse Thymus
Kerry Grens | Apr 9, 2014
A simple genetic formula coaxes a shrunken mouse thymus to regenerate.  
Week in Review: March 31–April 4
Week in Review: March 31–April 4
Tracy Vence | Apr 4, 2014
Transcriptional landscape of the fetal brain; how a parasitic worm invades plants; difficulties reproducing “breakthrough” heart regeneration method; oxytocin and dishonesty
Mouse Brain Connections Mapped
Mouse Brain Connections Mapped
Tracy Vence | Apr 3, 2014
Achievement represents the most detailed analysis of the mouse brain yet.
Mapping Gene Expression in the Fetal Brain
Mapping Gene Expression in the Fetal Brain
Kate Yandell | Apr 2, 2014
Researchers complete an atlas depicting gene expression across the developing human brain.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Apr 1, 2014
April 2014's selection of notable quotes
Future Minded
Future Minded
Michio Kaku | Apr 1, 2014
Imagine consciousness traveling at the speed of light.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Apr 1, 2014
Cancer Virus, A Window on Eternity, Murderous Minds, and The Extreme Life of the Sea
Metals on our Mind
Metals on our Mind
Anthony White | Apr 1, 2014
A dramatic loss of copper in key brain regions may be central to Alzheimer’s disease. Could restoring metals in the brain help?
Oxytocin Boosts Dishonesty
Oxytocin Boosts Dishonesty
Ed Yong | Mar 31, 2014
The so-called “love hormone” can make people more dishonest when it serves the interests of their group.