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Brain Controls Paralyzed Muscles

By | April 18, 2012

A new system decodes brain signals from the motor cortex of monkeys and translates them into basic arm movements, despite temporary paralysis.

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Forgetting Drug Addiction

By | April 16, 2012

Researchers weaken the memories of drug use in recovering addicts.

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Monkeys “Read” Writing

By | April 12, 2012

Baboons are able to distinguish printed English words from nonsense sequences of letters—the first step in the reading process.

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Social Rank Affects Monkey Immunity

By | April 11, 2012

In rhesus macaques, an individual's drop in the social hierarchy leads to overactive immune genes and, possibly, poor health.

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Ants Share Pathogens for Immunity

By | April 3, 2012

A new study shows that grooming by ants promotes colony-wide resistance to fungal infections by transferring small amounts of pathogen to nestmates.

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Next Generation: Painless Vaccine Patch

By | April 2, 2012

Vaccination via tiny microneedles elicits a powerful immune response in the skin.

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Eyes on Cancer

By | April 1, 2012

Techniques for watching tumors do their thing

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Speaking of Science

By | April 1, 2012

April 2012's selection of notable quotes

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So You Think About Dance?

By | March 30, 2012

Spectators experience some of the same brain impulses as the dancers they're watching.

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A Beautiful Mind

By | March 29, 2012

The human brain is an organized, 3D grid composed of elegant, ribbon-like fibers.

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