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Ready for Prime Time

By | February 1, 2012

Biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease are ready for widespread use in clinical trials.

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Puncturing the Myth

By | September 1, 2011

Purinergic signaling, not mystical energy, may explain how acupuncture works.


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Deconstructing the Mosaic Brain

By | August 1, 2011

Sequencing the DNA of individual neurons is a way to dissect the genes underlying major neurological and psychological disorders.


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The Scientist’s Amanuensis

By | July 1, 2011

A virtual lab—where all sorts of parameters are monitored and recorded—promises researchers a higher degree of reproducibility.


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First, Do No Harm…

By | June 9, 2011

Is DNA damage an inevitable consequence of epigenetic reprogramming?


Skeleton Keys

By | May 14, 2011

There are a surprising number of unknowns about how our limbs come to be symmetrical.


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Do Fruit Flies Dream of Electric Bananas?

By | February 1, 2011

Visualizing neuronal activity in small brains over four dimensions


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