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Myelin’s Role in Motor Learning

By | October 16, 2014

The production of new myelin in the brain—a function of non-neuronal glial cells—may be necessary for motor learning, a mouse study shows.

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Turning Back the Brain’s Clock

By | October 15, 2014

The brain’s ability to make new neural connections can be restored in mice by blocking a protein that normally acts as a natural brake on neuroplasticity. 

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Genome Digest

By | October 13, 2014

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes

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An Eye for Detail

By | October 1, 2014

Vision researcher John Dowling has spent a lifetime studying the neural architecture of the retina. He is closing his laboratory after 53 years, opting to extend these studies as a postdoc.

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Book Excerpt from Unnatural Selection

By | October 1, 2014

In chapter 5, “Resurgence: Bedbugs Bite Back,” author Emily Monosson chronicles the rise of the pesky pests in the face of humanity’s best chemical efforts.

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Eye Spies

By | October 1, 2014

An issue highlighting advances in vision research

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Guiding Light

By | October 1, 2014

Retinal glial cells acting as optical fibers shuttle longer wavelengths of light to individual cones.

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Joeanna Arthur: Charting a Path

By | October 1, 2014

Project Scientist, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Age: 32

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One Fish, Two Fish

By | October 1, 2014

Despite a lack of vision, a blind cavefish can count. Sort of.

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Sleep Tight

By | October 1, 2014

Bed bugs are but one example of a species whose populations have evolved in response to human behavior.

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