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In mice and flies, the Arc protein forms capsids and carries genetic information.

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Scientists are beginning to unravel the ways in which we develop a healthy relationship with the bugs in our bodies.

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Image of the Day: Minions of the Cicada 

By | January 9, 2018

Scientists study the unusual genome evolution of the bacteria that live within a genus of cicadas. 

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Researchers identify patterns of neural activity ranging from a few days to four weeks in individuals with epilepsy.

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Image of the Day: See You Later!

By | January 8, 2018

Developmental biologists take a close look at how alligator embryos grow. 

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Distinct Regions Drive Responses to Anxiety, Fear

By | January 1, 2018

Researchers map brain activity associated with a person’s anticipation of or direct confrontation with danger.

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Infographic: Anticipation Versus Confrontation

By | January 1, 2018

The brain is activated differently when it’s contemplating, rather than directly facing, a threat.

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Neuroscientist and Champion of Glia Research Dies

By | December 28, 2017

Ben Barres of Stanford University described glia’s roles in ensuring neurons’ proper synapse formation and in responding to brain injury.

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Hibernating Rodents Feel Less Cold

By | December 19, 2017

Syrian hamsters and thirteen-lined ground squirrels are tolerant of chilly temperatures, thanks to amino acid changes in a cold-responsive ion channel. 

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Upping a gene’s expression in rat brains made them better learners and normalized the activity of hundreds of other genes to resemble the brains of younger animals.

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