From the caves of memory to the castles of deception, by way of naughty neurotransmitters and giddy ganglia. Scientists are only just beginning to understand how the brain works — from what transpires
Epigenetics is one of the hottest fields in the life sciences. It’s a phenomenon with wide-ranging, powerful effects on many aspects of biology, and enormous potential in human medicine. As such, its to
Researchers use optogenetics to provide the first hard evidence that long-term potentiation at brain synapses is crucial for memory formation A team of researchers from the University of California, San
Short answer: Not if we get creative. “There’s a lot of hype around this issue,” says Upmanu Lall, professor of earth and environmental engineering at Columbia University and director of its Water Center.
A new human trial will chill gunshot victims to keep them alive "Suspended animation" -- literally putting life on hold -- has long been a medical dream. (The preferred scientific term for the procedure
A controversial technique involving three-parent embryos, designed to prevent incurable genetic diseases, could be ready within two years but unless the government changes the law, prospective parents