Swiss scientists achieve a remarkable mashup of optogenetics, synthetic biology, and brain control.
Epidemiologist want to forecast disease like meteorologists forecast rain. And the way people browse Wikipedia could be the key, they say.
Three scientists who made headway in cracking the brain’s code win Nobel Prize for discovering animal’s “inner GPS.”
Some of your co-workers are much more likely to spread disease than others. Now a new study of office networks reveals how to spot them.
The first study of contact patterns between high school students suggests new ways to halt the spread of disease.
A promising technique for synthetic biology is fraught with risks.
Take a short, single strand of DNA, zap it with terahertz waves and watch how it vibrates. Voila, a machine that can detect DNA sequences.
The dodo bird has become a metaphor for extinction. A one-meter-tall, pigeonlike, flightless bird native to the island of Mauritius, the dodo died out in the late 1600s because Dutch settlers relied on them for food and brought in alien species that killed the ground-laying bird’s young. In healthcare, what will “go the way of the dodo”?
A multinational research collaboration has identified more than 100 genetic loci associated with an increased risk for the psychiatric disease.
Psychologists have always puzzled over why people in Sweden were slower to start smoking and slower to stop. Now a group of mathematicians have worked out why.