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Pregnancy May Remodel the Brain’s Social Cognition Regions

By | December 20, 2016

Reductions in the volume of gray matter in specific regions appear to represent synaptic pruning, a new study suggests, that tunes a mother’s brain to childcare.

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Retrieving Short-Term Memories

By | December 1, 2016

Neurons can continue to capture a short-term memory without continuous firing, researchers show.  

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Scientists are enlisting the help of pigeons, parrots, crows, jays, and other species to disprove the notion that human cognitive abilities are beyond those of other animals.

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Cells Follow Stiffness Gradients by Playing Tug-of-War

By | December 1, 2016

Cells with the best traction on a substrate pull their neighbors toward firmer ground.

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Spruce and pine and have relied on similar genetic toolkits for climate adaptation despite millions of years of evolution.

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Different assays lead to opposing conclusions on bacterial spores’ requirements during germination.

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Speaking of Neuroscience

By and | November 18, 2016

A selection of notable quotes from the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting

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Hot Topics at SfN

By | November 18, 2016

Researchers at this year’s Society for Neuroscience meeting in San Diego, California, discuss what they found most interesting.

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Scientists Fingerprint the Brain

By | November 17, 2016

The brain’s structural connections are unique to an individual, a new imaging technique reveals.

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Neuroscience in a Nutshell

By | November 16, 2016

Sessions at the ongoing Society for Neuroscience meeting have covered topics from brain development to emotional processing.

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