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Capsule Reviews

By | August 1, 2014

The Myth of Mirror Neurons, Curious, Shadow Medicine, and Doctored

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In Old Blood

By | August 1, 2014

The body of a supercentenarian expands science’s appreciation for the physiological limits of aging.


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Speaking of Science

By | August 1, 2014

August 2014's selection of notable quotes


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Zebrafish Brain in Action

By | July 28, 2014

Researchers use light-sheet microscopy to map central nervous system activity in zebrafish larvae.


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Lawsuit Claims Stem Cells Unsafe

By | July 18, 2014

A former employee complains that StemCells, Inc., fired him after he blew the whistle on improper manufacturing practices that could endanger patients.


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Stem Cells for Autism?

By | July 15, 2014

Scientists express mixed enthusiasm over a trial to use cord blood stem cells as a treatment for autism.


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Human Brain Project Addresses Detractors

By | July 15, 2014

Officials behind the European brain mapping effort take preliminary steps to tackle concerns voiced about the project.


More than 250 European researchers sign a letter criticizing the European Commission’s $1.6 billion effort to create a computer simulation of the human brain.

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Week in Review: June 30–July 4

By | July 4, 2014

STAP retractions; comparing SCNT-derived stem cells with iPSCs; malaria-infected mice more attractive to mosquitoes; stem cell banks face business challenges


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Magic Mushroom Dreams

By | July 3, 2014

A psychedelic compound in hallucinogenic mushrooms triggers brain activity characteristic of dream states.

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