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Animal Electricity, circa 1781

By | September 28, 2011

How an Italian scientist doing Frankenstein-like experiments on dead frogs discovered that the body is powered by electrical impulses.

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More Thoughts on Humanized Animals

By | September 27, 2011

A German ethics council weighs in on the discussion about the use of human-animal chimeras in research.

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NSF Supports Women in Science

By | September 27, 2011

The funding agency is taking strides to avoid losing parents from the scientific workforce.

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Next Generation: Neuronal Monkey Bars

By | September 23, 2011

Three-dimensional scaffolds for growing and guiding neurons are getting smaller and more tailored in design.

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Five Life-Science MacArthur Winners

By | September 22, 2011

This year’s winners research topics ranging from stem cell regulation to brain damage from football injuries.

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NIH Budget Slims Down

By | September 22, 2011

A 2012 spending bill, approved by a Senate panel yesterday, would trim the NIH budget by $190 million.

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Institute Sued Over Lead-Poisoning Study

By | September 19, 2011

A lawsuit accuses a Baltimore medical institute of exposing children to lead poisoning in the 1990s.

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image: Next Generation: All-In-One In Vivo Scope

Next Generation: All-In-One In Vivo Scope

By | September 16, 2011

Researchers package a fluorescence microscope—including the light and camera—that can image the brain of a freely moving mouse.

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Neurotransmitter-Regulated Immunity

By | September 15, 2011

Nerve signals control T cell responses, helping to explain inflammation and stroke.

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Don’t Dope, Athletes

By | September 14, 2011

New doping tests that could be used at the 2012 London Olympics should ward off cheaters better than ever before.

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