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Neurons in the lamprey spinal cord can sense pH and counteract changes from the body’s optimal range.

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Profile: Dean Buonomano Studies How the Brain Encodes Time

By | September 1, 2016

The UCLA neurobiologist uses computational modeling, in vitro electrophysiology, and human psychophysics experiments to explore how neurons and the brain as a whole perceive and respond to time.

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Dogs Respond to Words and Inflection

By | August 31, 2016

Using an MRI scanner to examine how dogs’ brains process speech, researchers find that our canine companions hear both what we say and how we say it. 

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FDA: Screen All US Blood Donations for Zika

By | August 29, 2016

The US Food and Drug Administration recommends that all blood collected across the country be tested for the virus.

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Zika Update

By | August 24, 2016

More locally acquired cases in Florida; fetal brain damage investigated

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“Ultimate DISCO” uses a solvent that shrinks whole animals and preserves fluorescence for months.

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Zika Update

By | August 17, 2016

More local transmission within the U.S.; babies born with costly birth defects; virus persists in a patient’s semen for six months

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US Government: Zika in Puerto Rico a Public Health Emergency

By | August 16, 2016

Local officials can now apply for additional federal funding to help slow the spread of Zika virus.

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Researchers use the CRISPR/Cas system to express three transcription-factor genes, changing the identities of mouse cells.

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Stimulating Novel Neural Circuits in the Mouse Brain

By | August 11, 2016

With light, researchers can coax a group of neurons in the visual cortices of living mice to fire in concert.

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