transcription factors, disease & medicine, neuroscience
Ballroom Brainwaves
Ballroom Brainwaves
Eli Chen | Mar 28, 2014
A neuroscientist studies the brains of tango dancers in an attempt to understand interpersonal connectedness.
Linking Neurons to Behaviors
Linking Neurons to Behaviors
Kate Yandell | Mar 27, 2014
Researchers have created a brain-wide map detailing links between sets of activated neurons and behaviors in fruit fly larvae.
Week in Review: March 17–21
Week in Review: March 17–21
Tracy Vence | Mar 21, 2014
Protein appears to protect stressed neurons; vitamin A’s lifelong effects on immunity; stem cells influenced by substrates; supercharged photosynthesis through nanotechnology
<em>BRCA1</em> Linked to Brain Size
BRCA1 Linked to Brain Size
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Mar 20, 2014
The breast cancer-associated gene may play a protective role in neural stem cells, a mouse study finds.
Protein Protects Aging Brain
Protein Protects Aging Brain
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 19, 2014
Study suggests that REST may be a key regulator of neuronal stress and could play a role in staving off neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.
Doubling Up on Brain Power
Doubling Up on Brain Power
Jef Akst | Mar 19, 2014
Europe and the United States launch a collaboration linking their government-backed initiatives to study the human brain.
Music on the Mind
Music on the Mind
Jef Akst | Mar 13, 2014
Three new studies delve into humans’ creation and perception of music.
Seeing with Sound
Seeing with Sound
Jef Akst | Mar 10, 2014
Converting sights to sounds reveals that the brains of congenitally blind people respond similarly to various objects as those of subjects who can see.
Biomarkers Predict Future Cognitive Impairment
Biomarkers Predict Future Cognitive Impairment
Tracy Vence | Mar 9, 2014
A blood test can predict whether an asymptomatic older adult will develop cognitive impairment or Alzheimer’s disease within two to three years, a study shows.
More Mutations in Girls with Autism
More Mutations in Girls with Autism
Kerry Grens | Mar 4, 2014
A greater number of genetic mutations among autistic girls, compared to their male counterparts, suggests that the female brain can better handle such variations.