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“Ultimate DISCO” uses a solvent that shrinks whole animals and preserves fluorescence for months.

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Epidemiologist Who Helped Eradicate Smallpox Dies

By | August 22, 2016

Donald Henderson, who led the World Health Organization’s fight against the disease in the 1960s and ’70s, has passed away at age 87.

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Disrupting the light/dark cycles of pregnant mice, researchers observe detrimental effects in the mouths of the animals’ pups.

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Biologist Who Communicated With Dolphins Dies

By | August 15, 2016

Louis Herman, who made seminal discoveries on dolphin cognition, has passed away at age 86.

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Researchers use the CRISPR/Cas system to express three transcription-factor genes, changing the identities of mouse cells.

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Stimulating Novel Neural Circuits in the Mouse Brain

By | August 11, 2016

With light, researchers can coax a group of neurons in the visual cortices of living mice to fire in concert.

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Neural Circuit Plays Role in Overeating

By | August 8, 2016

Activating serotonin receptors halts a binge-like eating behavior in mice, researchers report.

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Bird Rests Both Brain Hemispheres During Flight

By | August 8, 2016

Great frigatebirds can sleep while flying, researchers report.

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Nobel Laureate Dies

By | August 5, 2016

Chemist Ahmed Zewail, the “father of femtochemistry,” has passed away at age 70.

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Do Schizophrenic Brains Repair Themselves?

By | August 1, 2016

Preliminary research suggests that the brains of schizophrenia patients may regain tissue mass as the illness wears on.

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