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Optogenetics: A Light Switch for Neurons

By | July 1, 2011

This animation illustrates optogenetics—a radical new technology for controlling brain activity with light. 

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The president of the University of the Ryukyus in Japan coauthored a paper containing a duplicated figure.

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Fraud-Convicted Researcher Spared Jail Time

By | June 29, 2011

A confession and supportive letters convince a judge to go easy on a researcher who fabricated data in a federal grant proposal.

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Sleep on it

By | June 23, 2011

Scientists invent a method to control the timing and duration of sleep in fruit flies and find that snoozing helps form long-term memories.

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Top 7 in immunology

By | June 21, 2011

A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in immunology and related areas, from Faculty of 1000.

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Summit Science

By | June 20, 2011

Researchers seeking a link between vision problems and the dangerous physiological effects of hypoxia in mountain climbers are taking their work to new heights.

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Head trauma in the funny pages

By | June 17, 2011

Researchers are using real-world methods to study traumatic brain injuries in a comic book.

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Keeping immunity in check

By | June 16, 2011

Two newly discovered proteins that act as brakes to slow a plant's immune response after infection may provide clues to autoimmune treatments.

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Stress births neural stem cells

By | June 15, 2011

When mice are held in isolation, stem cells in the hippocampus make more of themselves and wait for better times.

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2011 World Science Festival: A look back

By | June 10, 2011

The Scientist covered some of the events that made this year's festival memorable.

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