transcription factors, disease & medicine, neuroscience
DARPA Supports Brain Treatment
DARPA Supports Brain Treatment
Jef Akst | Oct 28, 2013
Brain-implant technologies just got a vote of government confidence, as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency announces an investment of $70 million over five years.
Brain-Washing During Sleep
Brain-Washing During Sleep
Kerry Grens | Oct 18, 2013
Rest clears out interstitial clutter in the mouse brain.
Ketamine Alternative Shows Promise
Ketamine Alternative Shows Promise
Abby Olena | Oct 17, 2013
Researchers show that lanicemine is an effective antidepressant without the adverse effects of the related hallucinogenic drug.
Get Off the Pot
Get Off the Pot
Jef Akst | Oct 15, 2013
Researchers demonstrate the successful treatment of marijuana abuse in rats and monkeys.
Controlling Cockroaches
Controlling Cockroaches
Abby Olena | Oct 8, 2013
Responses to RoboRoach, a behavior-controlling cockroach backpack, vary from enthusiasm to ethical concerns.
Scents in a Flash
Scents in a Flash
Amber Dance | Oct 1, 2013
The modern technique of optogenetics stimulates the complex act of smelling with a simple flash of light.
An Olfaction Odyssey
An Olfaction Odyssey
Megan Scudellari | Oct 1, 2013
Thanks to a book, a war, and a big green caterpillar, John Hildebrand found himself mapping the exquisite and surprising wiring of the insect olfactory system.
Get a Whiff of This
Get a Whiff of This
Mary Beth Aberlin | Oct 1, 2013
An issue devoted to the latest research on how smells lead to actions
Contributors
Contributors
Kate Yandell | Oct 1, 2013
Meet some of the people featured in the October 2013 issue of The Scientist.
Ballet Brain
Ballet Brain
Abby Olena | Sep 30, 2013
The areas corresponding to balance in the brains of trained ballet dancers differ from those of non-dancers.