Analysis of 2,000 Brains Provides Clues to Schizophrenia, Autism
Analysis of 2,000 Brains Provides Clues to Schizophrenia, Autism
The PsychENCODE project delves into the DNA, RNA, and protein changes related to brain development and neuropsychiatric disorders, but researchers caution it’s just a first step toward treatment.
Analysis of 2,000 Brains Provides Clues to Schizophrenia, Autism
Analysis of 2,000 Brains Provides Clues to Schizophrenia, Autism

The PsychENCODE project delves into the DNA, RNA, and protein changes related to brain development and neuropsychiatric disorders, but researchers caution it’s just a first step toward treatment.

The PsychENCODE project delves into the DNA, RNA, and protein changes related to brain development and neuropsychiatric disorders, but researchers caution it’s just a first step toward treatment.

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Fastest-Ever Cell Contractions Observed in Primitive Invertebrate
Fastest-Ever Cell Contractions Observed in Primitive Invertebrate
Abby Olena | Dec 13, 2018
The microscopic marine animal Trichoplax adhaerens may use rapid changes in cell shape to avoid being ripped apart by forces in the ocean.
Gas Cylinder Explosion Kills Researcher at Indian Laboratory
Gas Cylinder Explosion Kills Researcher at Indian Laboratory
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 7, 2018
Two professors have been arrested for negligence in connection with the blast.
Rat Study Points to Role of Uterus in Memory
Rat Study Points to Role of Uterus in Memory
Carolyn Wilke | Dec 7, 2018
When researchers removed the reproductive organ, female rats had more difficulty solving a water maze.
University College London Geneticist Cleared of Wrongdoing
University College London Geneticist Cleared of Wrongdoing
Jef Akst | Dec 5, 2018
A second investigation by the school concludes that David Latchman, also the head of Birkbeck, University of London, was not involved in the image manipulation found in papers he coauthored.
Book Excerpt from <em>Gene Machine</em>
Book Excerpt from Gene Machine
Venki Ramakrishnan | Dec 5, 2018
In Chapter 13, "The Final Assault," author Venki Ramakrishnan relays the moment when he and collaborators finally solved the structure of a ribosomal subunit.
Deep Brain Stimulation of Orbitofrontal Cortex Relieves Depression
Deep Brain Stimulation of Orbitofrontal Cortex Relieves Depression
Ashley P. Taylor | Dec 3, 2018
The result of a study among patients with epilepsy strengthens the case for the importance of this brain region in determining mood.
Image of the Day: Beetle Fight
Image of the Day: Beetle Fight
Jef Akst | Dec 3, 2018
The exaggerated horns and elongated forelegs of male flower beetles, which use these appendages as weapons in combat for females, do not slow down the insects in a race.
Brain Rhythms Guide How Humans Pay Attention
Brain Rhythms Guide How Humans Pay Attention
Phil Jaekl | Dec 1, 2018
A perception of sustained focus may actually be the result of cycles of fluctuating rather than continuous neural activity, according to new behavioral and neurological data from studies in humans and macaques.
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2018
Meet some of the people featured in the December 2018 issue of The Scientist.