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Ebola’s Immune Escape

By | November 3, 2015

The virus can persist in several tissues where the immune system is less active. Researchers are working to better understand this phenomenon and how it can stall the clearing of Ebola in survivors.

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Appetite, Obesity, and the Brain

By | November 1, 2015

How the foods that make us fattest are not that different from heroin and cocaine


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Capsule Reviews

By | November 1, 2015

The Psychology of Overeating, The Hidden Half of Nature, The Death of Cancer, and The Secret of Our Success


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Embracing the Unknown

By | November 1, 2015

Researchers are showing that ambiguity can be essential to brain development.


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Fanning the Flames

By | November 1, 2015

Obesity triggers a fatty acid synthesis pathway, which in turn helps drive T cell differentiation and inflammation.


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Heady Stuff

By | November 1, 2015

New research on how fat influences brain neuronal activity

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By | November 1, 2015

Obesity appears linked to the gut microbiome. How and why is still a mystery—but scientists have plenty of ideas.


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Remote Mind Control

By | November 1, 2015

Using chemogenetic tools to spur the brain into action


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Not Immune to Fat

By | November 1, 2015

The effect of a high-fat diet on murine T cells


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Weak Support for Malaria Vaccine

By | October 27, 2015

The World Health Organization recommends more pilot trials.


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