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Week in Review: September 12–16

By | September 16, 2016

Reprogramming mouse sperm with mitotic cells; Lasker winners; EurekAlert hacked; immunologically matched stem cells for transplant; Bayer buys Monsanto; another CRISPR biotech IPO

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This is Your Brain on Art

By | September 1, 2016

Nobel Laureate Eric Kandel talks about how our brains perceive and understand works of art.

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In Chapter 13, “Why Is Reductionism Successful in Art?” author Eric Kandel explores what about abstract art challenges the human brain.

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How Art Can Inform Brain Science, and Vice Versa

By | September 1, 2016

Reductionism may be the key to bridging the gap between the humanities and the sciences.

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Notable Science Quotes

By | September 1, 2016

Sensory discoveries, open-access publishing, and candidates on climate changes

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Popular Tumor Cell Line Contaminated

By | August 31, 2016

A commercially available glioblastoma cell line appears to be from a different source than its stated origins.

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Week in Review: August 22–26

By | August 26, 2016

“Beiging” white fat with caloric restriction; early-life antibiotics can elevate type 1 diabetes risk; melatonin and tooth development; Zika news; updated tissue-clearing protocol

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Week in Review: August 15–19

By | August 19, 2016

Hacking the E. coli genome; massive exome data set analyzed; an improved RNA-amplifying ribozyme; pesticide exposure associated with bee declines; Zika infects adult neural progenitor cells 

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Week in Review: August 8–12

By | August 12, 2016

Mutations that cause sudden cardiac deaths in children identified; optogenetic stimulation of artificial neural networks in mice; more US universities can apply to grow marijuana for research; imaging gene expression in the living human brain; science questions for presidential candidates

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Week in Review: August 1–5

By | August 5, 2016

More-precise CRISPR; progress toward a Zika vaccine; NIH reconsiders human-animal chimera research funding; large sample size powers genetics study on depression

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