transcription factors, disease & medicine, neuroscience
Lights, Camera, Action
Lights, Camera, Action
Jessica Wright | Jan 1, 2014
A guide for doing in vivo microscopy on neurons in the mammalian brain
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Jan 1, 2014
Are Dolphins Really Smart?, Newton's Football, Outsider Scientists, and We Are Our Brains
NIH Calls for BRAIN Proposals
NIH Calls for BRAIN Proposals
Tracy Vence | Dec 19, 2013
The National Institutes of Health has outlined the types of projects it intends to fund through the federal BRAIN Initiative, and is requesting applications.
Enzyme Checks Neuronal Growth
Enzyme Checks Neuronal Growth
Kerry Grens | Dec 17, 2013
A microtubule-severing enzyme curbs the regeneration of damaged nerve cells.
Male and Female Brains Wired Differently
Male and Female Brains Wired Differently
Bob Grant | Dec 4, 2013
The brains of men contain stronger front-to-rear connections while those of women are better connected from left to right.
Breast Milk Programs Memory Skills
Breast Milk Programs Memory Skills
Ed Yong | Dec 1, 2013
Mouse mothers can improve their pups’ memories by altering levels of immune chemicals in their milk.
Herring Impaired
Herring Impaired
Kate Yandell | Dec 1, 2013
Changing ion channel densities allows fish to tune their hearing to male reproductive calls during breeding periods. 
Top 10 Innovations 2013
Top 10 Innovations 2013
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2013
The Scientist’s annual competition uncovered a bonanza of interesting technologies that made their way onto the market and into labs this year.
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Tracy Vence | Nov 17, 2013
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Mental Map
Mental Map
Abdul-Kareem Ahmed | Nov 13, 2013
From determining structures to figuring out functions, brain-mapping scientists are applying new technologies to understand the hub of the central nervous system.