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How Dopamine Tunes Working Memory

By | June 3, 2016

Dopamine receptors in the cortex orient the brain toward the task at hand.

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RNA-Targeting CRISPR

By | June 2, 2016

Scientists identify a novel CRISPR system that zeroes in on single-stranded RNA.  

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Bumblebees’ Electric Sense

By | May 31, 2016

Tiny hairs may enable the insects to detect floral electric fields, according to a study.

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Opinion: The Zika Effect

By | May 27, 2016

Three reasons why virologists are flocking to study this emerging virus

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Editing Genomes to Record Cellular Histories

By | May 26, 2016

Researchers harness the power of genome editing to track cell lineages throughout zebrafish development.

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Quantifying Consciousness

By | May 26, 2016

Overall brain metabolic rate can distinguish between pathological states of human consciousness, a study shows.

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Amyloid Thwarts Microbial Invaders

By | May 25, 2016

Alzheimer’s disease–associated amyloid-β peptides trap microbes in the brains of mice and in the guts of nematodes, a study shows. 

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Exploring Emotional Contagion

By | May 24, 2016

Researchers are beginning to pinpoint the mechanisms by which emotions can be “spread” among people.

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Another Retraction for Diabetes Researcher

By | May 23, 2016

PLOS Biology pulls a 2011 study led by Mário Saad, while his institution investigates additional allegations of research misconduct related to papers published in other journals. 

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Certain drugs could worsen graft-versus-host disease in stem cell transplant patients, scientists show.

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