weather, neuroscience
Flickering Neurons
Flickering Neurons
Ruth Williams | Feb 1, 2013
Fluorescent calcium sensors in transgenic mice give a real-time readout of neuronal activity.
Athletes Are Champion Visual Learners
Athletes Are Champion Visual Learners
Ed Yong | Jan 31, 2013
Pro athletes can learn to parse a complicated moving visual scene faster than most.
The Sound of Salt
The Sound of Salt
Sabrina Richards | Jan 30, 2013
A putative ion channel integral to mammalian hearing turns out to be an elusive salt-sensing chemoreceptor in nematode worms.
Bacteria Are Blowing in the Wind
Bacteria Are Blowing in the Wind
Sabrina Richards | Jan 28, 2013
New work shows that bacteria reach miles into the atmosphere, bolstering the notion that microbes can affect precipitation and cloud formation.
Neurologist Faked Stroke Data
Neurologist Faked Stroke Data
Dan Cossins | Jan 28, 2013
A University of Wisconsin neuroscientist is found guilty of falsifying Western blots as part of his stroke research, and has requested the retraction of two papers.
The Making of a Bully
The Making of a Bully
Bhavana Weidmann | Jan 25, 2013
Adolescent rats exposed to stress grow into pathologically aggressive adults, behaviors that may be explained by accompanying epigenetic changes and altered brain activity.
Is Cannabis Really That Bad?
Is Cannabis Really That Bad?
Sabrina Richards | Jan 23, 2013
Though some studies point to negative consequences of pot use in adolescents, data on marijuana’s dangers are mixed.
Misconduct Apology
Misconduct Apology
Dan Cossins | Jan 18, 2013
A neurodegenerative disease researcher found guilty of fabricating results in funding applications has written an open letter of apology and clarification.
Junior Seau Had Brain Trauma
Junior Seau Had Brain Trauma
Beth Marie Mole | Jan 10, 2013
An NIH study finds that the former NFL linebacker who committed suicide last May had signs of degenerative brain disease.
Neuroscientist Faked Data
Neuroscientist Faked Data
Dan Cossins | Jan 8, 2013
A researcher who studied neurodegenerative diseases made up results from experiments yet to take place in order to apply for more funds.