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Ancient African DNA Hints at Eurasian Migration

By | October 13, 2015

A 4,500-year-old genome, extracted from the skeleton of an Ethiopian man, bears the marks of human migration from Europe back into Africa.

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Brain Activity Identifies Individuals

By | October 12, 2015

Neural connectome patterns differ enough between people to use them as a fingerprint.


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One-Third of Cactus Species Threatened

By | October 6, 2015

A global assessment of declining cacti populations places responsibility on increasing human activities.


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Homo naledi’s Hands and Feet

By | October 6, 2015

Two new analyses of fossil remains from the recently discovered human relative suggest the species may have been uniquely adapted to both terrestrial and arboreal locomotion.


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Optogenetics Advances in Monkeys

By | October 5, 2015

Researchers have selectively activated a specific neural pathway to manipulate a primate’s behavior.


image: Neurogenesis in the Mammalian Brain

Neurogenesis in the Mammalian Brain

By | October 1, 2015

Neuron nurseries in the adult brains of rodents and humans appear to influence cognitive function.


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Sex on the Brain

By | October 1, 2015

Masculinization of the developing rodent brain leads to significant structural differences between the two sexes.

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Closing the Loop

By | October 1, 2015

Micromanaging neuronal behavior with optogenetics


image: Sugar Coma Model

Sugar Coma Model

By | October 1, 2015

How glucose fires up sleep-inducing neurons


image: Book Excerpt from <em>The Brain Electric</em>

Book Excerpt from The Brain Electric

By | October 1, 2015

Author Malcolm Gay explores the science underlying headline-making research into neural prosthetics.


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