Pharmacology

A photograph of a scientist holding a cannabis plant

Cannabis may be rescheduled–what does it mean for neuroscience?

The drug could become much easier to access, increasing the number of researchers who can work with it and the manufacturers who can produce it.

By Gina Jiménez
22 May 2024 | 6 min read
Black-and-white photograph of William Catterall in a lab.

The legacy of William Catterall, ‘father of ion channels’

Catterall, who characterized the structure, function and regulation of sodium and calcium channels crucial for neuronal excitability, died last month at the age of 77.

By Calli McMurray
12 March 2024 | 7 min read
Research images of the human motor cortex

What happens when a histopathologist teams up with computational modelers?

Answers emerge in my chat with Nicola Palomero-Gallagher, a rare example of someone who connects the brain’s microscopic constituents and macroscopic features.

By Mac Shine
11 December 2023 | 7 min read

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“I feel a little bit in limbo,” says neuroscientist Stephanie Noble, who has paused a study using Biobank data after the repository shifted from a data download to a cloud-only access model.

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