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Digital Rat Brain

By | October 14, 2015

With the help of a supercomputer, researchers have reconstructed part of a juvenile rat cortex.

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Brain Activity Identifies Individuals

By | October 12, 2015

Neural connectome patterns differ enough between people to use them as a fingerprint.

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Scientists Skip Cell Line Validation

By | October 12, 2015

Despite known problems with contamination and mislabeled cell lines, most researchers continue to operate without authenticating cells’ identity.

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Debating the Value of Anonymity

By | October 5, 2015

PubPeer responds to criticism that anonymous post-publication peer review threatens the scientific process.

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Sex on the Brain

By | October 1, 2015

Masculinization of the developing rodent brain leads to significant structural differences between the two sexes.

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Brain Freeze

By | October 1, 2015

A common tissue fixation method distorts the true neuronal landscape.

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Ready, Willing, and Able

By | October 1, 2015

Researchers with disabilities are making their fields more accessible.

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The First Neuron Drawings, 1870s

By | October 1, 2015

Camillo Golgi’s black reaction revealed, for the first time, the fine structures of intact neurons, which he captured with ink and paper.

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Brain Gain

By | October 1, 2015

Young neurons in the adult human brain are likely critical to its function.

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Neuronal Connection Between Fat and the Brain Visualized

By | September 24, 2015

Researchers pinpoint the neurons within white fat tissue that mediate brain-bound leptin signaling and eventual fat breakdown.

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