"Plasticity Pill" Could Rewire Brain to Treat Autism and Schizophrenia
by Kenneth Miller
Super-mice bred to lack certain immune molecules display a superior ability to form new neural connections, or strengthen existing ones — and they could serve as a model for reversing brain disease.
What You Need to Know About the Toxins in Your Groceries
by Deborah Blum, Veronique Greenwood, Tasha Eichenseher, Kate Gammon
While millions of Americans spend their days fretting over excess fats and carbs, more subtle concerns like arsenic, mercury and E.coli lurk within our food supply.
Life as We Grow It: The Promises and Perils of Synthetic Biology
by Breanna Draxler
A Discover event highlights how scientists are engineering DNA that may one day eliminate malaria, solve the energy crisis and feed the world.
Discover, 2013, October