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USB Stick Rapidly Detects HIV

By | November 15, 2016

The prototype blood test could eventually be used to diagnose infections in resource-poor regions.

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AI Lends Computing Power to Academic Search Engines

By | November 15, 2016

A tool that uses machine learning algorithms to comb and categorize the scientific literature is making waves in neuroscience.

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New evidence suggests both viruses can cohabitate in a single mosquito.

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Probing Exercise’s Effects on Cognitive Function

By | November 14, 2016

Researchers at the Society for Neuroscience discuss what we know—and don’t—about how physical activity affects the brain.

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TS Picks: November 14, 2016

By | November 14, 2016

Trust in scientific experts; trying open peer review; who will lead HHS?

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Rats Are Ticklish, Sometimes

By | November 14, 2016

Researchers may have pinpointed the part of the brain that makes rats laugh when tickled.

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Amyloid Designed to Inactivate Cancer-Related Protein

By | November 14, 2016

Researchers build a peptide that causes a receptor to form toxic, amyloid-like clumps in cells.

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Week in Review: November 7–11

By | November 11, 2016

Evaluating the potential effects of the US elections on life science; evolutionary advantages of Neanderthal DNA; coral gene expression adapts to environmental conditions; correcting sickle cell gene with CRISPR

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Trumping Science?

By | November 11, 2016

How will the research enterprise fare under a Donald Trump administration? The scientific community reacts.

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Brain Implant Helps Paralyzed Monkeys Walk Again

By | November 10, 2016

The neuroprosthesis has yet to be tested in humans.

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