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Mental Map

By | November 13, 2013

From determining structures to figuring out functions, brain-mapping scientists are applying new technologies to understand the hub of the central nervous system.


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T cells and Transplantation

By | November 13, 2013

Drug-resistant immune cells protect patients from graft-versus-host disease after bone marrow transplant.


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The Epigenetics of Drug Abuse

By | November 11, 2013

At the Society for Neuroscience conference, researchers present results linking the epigenome to heroin and cocaine addiction.


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Monkey-Machine Interface

By | November 11, 2013

Researchers have shown that rhesus monkeys can control the movements of two virtual avatar arms simultaneously.


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Time for T cells

By | November 7, 2013

Circadian rhythms control the development of inflammatory T cells, while jet lag sends their production into overdrive.

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Newborn Immune Systems Suppressed

By | November 6, 2013

Cells that temporarily restrain their immune systems give babies’ gut bacteria a chance to settle down. 

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Frisky Fruit Flies

By | November 5, 2013

Researchers show that Drosophila females upregulate an immune gene for protection against sexually transmitted infections before copulation.

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By | November 1, 2013

Meet some of the people featured in the November 2013 issue of The Scientist.


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Cortex Tour

By | November 1, 2013

Travel through the outer layers of a mouse brain thanks to array tomography and Stanford University's Stephen Smith.


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Exploring the Neuron Forest

By | November 1, 2013

Innovations in imaging techniques and genetic sequencing take neuroscience to a new level.


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