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Week in Review: February 23–27

By | February 27, 2015

Stem cells in culture; engineered cancer biomarkers; small molecule improves stem cell homing; reproducible bacterial evolution; how human adaptive immunity develops

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image: Week in Review: February 16–20

Week in Review: February 16–20

By | February 20, 2015

Epigenomes galore; one way marijuana affects appetite; anticipating antibiotic resistance; UV exposure, melanin, and harmful mutations

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Neuroscience of Marijuana Munchies

By | February 18, 2015

Cannabinoids cause appetite-suppressing neurons to produce an appetite-stimulating hormone in mice.

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image: Week in Review: February 9–13

Week in Review: February 9–13

By | February 13, 2015

Obesity impacts oocytes; how capsaicin causes pain relief; virus helps parasite infect host; Culture Friday

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image: Week in Review: February 2–6

Week in Review: February 2–6

By | February 6, 2015

How culturing can change cells; nitrogen-fixing bacterium confirmed; long-lived T memory stem cells; head direction cells support brain’s “inner GPS”

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“Inner GPS” Support

By | February 5, 2015

Grid cells—the neurons that function as a spatial navigation system—require input from another set of neurons, a rat study shows.

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Bouncing Back

By | February 1, 2015

In mice, a transcriptional regulator, β-catenin, activates a microRNA-processing pathway in the nucleus accumbens to promote resilience to social stress.

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Capsule Reviews

By | February 1, 2015

Touch, The Altruistic Brain, Is Shame Necessary?, and Future Arctic

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image: Week in Review: January 26–30

Week in Review: January 26–30

By | January 30, 2015

Two TSPO structures; optogenetics used to define neurons associated with thirst and overeating; transposons and the evolution of pregnancy

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image: Brain Cells Behind Overeating

Brain Cells Behind Overeating

By | January 29, 2015

Scientists have defined neurons responsible for excessive food consumption at an unprecedented level of detail. 

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