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The new findings, obtained from cell culture experiments, could explain the link between infection with the virus during pregnancy and infant microcephaly.

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Gaining Proprioception with Prosthetics

By | May 31, 2017

New surgical techniques may help amputees feel more enmeshed with their artificial limbs.

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The Stanford University psychiatrist and neuroscientist known for his contributions to optogenetics and tissue clearing is awarded €4 million by the Fresenius Research Prize.

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Warming to Blame for Coral Bleaching in Hawaii

By | May 30, 2017

Nearly half of the corals in a nature preserve off Oahu bleached in recent years, according to a study.

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Study: New Test Can Unearth Elusive HIV

By | May 29, 2017

The assay screens for latent virus that has the capacity to activate if antiretroviral therapy stops.

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Binge-Eating Neurons Identified

By | May 26, 2017

Inducing activity in the zona incerta region of the brain prompts mice to gorge themselves.

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Cannabidiol Eases Epileptic Seizures: Study

By | May 26, 2017

Around 40 percent of children with an uncommon disorder had 50 percent fewer seizures while taking the marijuana derivative.

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Tracing Zika’s Spread Through Genetics

By | May 25, 2017

DNA sequencing reveals that the virus responsible for the recent outbreak in the Americas originated in Brazil in 2014 and circulated undetected for months before the first cases were reported.

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Flatworms’ Synapses Steer Body Shape

By | May 25, 2017

Just by perturbing the animals’ neural connections, scientists changed their regenerated forms—causing some to grow an extra head. 

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Grad Student Acquitted in Thesis-Sharing Case

By | May 25, 2017

Diego Gomez was facing jail time in Colombia for posting someone else’s copyrighted thesis online.

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