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A new study reports that immune memory may contribute to neurodegenerative diseases.

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A proposed definition of the disease emphasizes signs of neurodegeneration and the presence of β-amyloid and tau, rather than cognitive symptoms.

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Image of the Day: New Neurons

By The Scientist Staff | March 28, 2018

Scientists discover a molecular factor that allows them to follow neurons from birth to maturity.

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Tadpoles Keep Eating Because They Don’t Feel Full

By Catherine Offord | March 28, 2018

Baby frogs don’t develop the neural circuitry responsible for feeding inhibition until they begin metamorphosing into adults. 

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Image of the Day: Morphing Cells

By The Scientist Staff | March 27, 2018

By removing a single gene, researchers change the developmental fate of tumor cells in mice.  

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Image of the Day: Aging Brain Cells

By The Scientist Staff | March 13, 2018

Scientists identified a gene involved in the age-related deterioration of mouse neural stem cells.

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Failure to produce evidence of neural precursor cells and immature neurons raises questions about the role of the process in learning and memory.

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Prosthetic Retinas Help Blind Mice See

By Ashley Yeager | March 6, 2018

Artificial photoreceptors made of nanowires help restore blind animals’ sensitivity to light.

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Research into the biological basis of gender identity is in its infancy, but clues are beginning to emerge.

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image: Eat Yourself to Live: Autophagy’s Role in Health and Disease

Eat Yourself to Live: Autophagy’s Role in Health and Disease

By Vikramjit Lahiri and Daniel J. Klionsky | March 1, 2018

New details of the molecular process by which our cells consume themselves point to therapeutic potential.

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