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Feeding Frenzy

By | March 1, 2014

Take a peek into the shark tank where Boston University biologist Jelle Atema is testing how well the fish actually smell.

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Jaws, Reconsidered

By | March 1, 2014

Biologist Jelle Atema is putting the sensory capabilities of sharks to the test—and finding that the truth is more fascinating than fiction.

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Behavior Brief

By | February 27, 2014

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Preventing Fear

By | February 24, 2014

Scientists identify hippocampal neurons involved in encoding fear in mice.

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Behavior Brief

By | February 13, 2014

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Week in Review: February 3–7

By | February 7, 2014

Federal stem cell regulations vary; Salmonella exploit host immune system; microglia help maintain synaptic connections; prosthesis re-creates feeling of touch

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Immune Response Promotes Infection

By | February 6, 2014

Salmonella enterica can exploit a standard immune response in mice to promote its own growth.

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Gift-Wrapped

By | February 3, 2014

Female spiders prefer gifts from males to be wrapped in silk.

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Pruning Synapses Improves Brain Connections

By | February 2, 2014

Without microglia to pluck off unwanted synapses in early life, mouse brains develop with weaker connections, leading to altered social behavior.

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Behavior Brief

By | January 29, 2014

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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