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image: Exercise Warms the Brain, Causing Mice to Eat Less

Exercise Warms the Brain, Causing Mice to Eat Less

By Kerry Grens | April 24, 2018

Directly activating a heat sensor also sensitive to capsaicin in chili peppers in the hypothalamus had the same effect as exercise.

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image: Male Fruit Flies Take Pleasure in Having Sex

Male Fruit Flies Take Pleasure in Having Sex

By Jim Daley | April 20, 2018

Sex-deprived males seek out alcohol.

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image: Image of the Day: Brain, Heal Thyself

Image of the Day: Brain, Heal Thyself

By The Scientist Staff | April 20, 2018

When a mouse’s brain undergoes traumatic injury, immune cells clear the dead from the affected area, after which blood cells swoop in to repair blood vessels.

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image: Image of the Day: Infrared Tumors

Image of the Day: Infrared Tumors

By The Scientist Staff | April 18, 2018

A camera inspired by butterfly eyes allows surgeons to see cancer cells during surgery.

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image: Human Brain Organoids Thrive in Mouse Brains

Human Brain Organoids Thrive in Mouse Brains

By Ashley Yeager | April 16, 2018

After implantation, the tissue developed blood vessels and became integrated into neuronal networks in the animals’ brains.

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A new microscopy program requires no fluorescent markers to identify cell type, nuclei, and other characteristics.

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This is the first time the precise brain cells and their connections controlling a complex behavior have been worked out. 

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image: Image of the Day: Dino Tracks

Image of the Day: Dino Tracks

By The Scientist Staff | April 12, 2018

A combination of analysis techniques including 3-D models and false-color depth maps allow researchers to study tridactyl dinosaur tracks in Switzerland.

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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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Researchers identified thousands of immature neurons in the brain region, countering a recent result showing little, if any, signs of neurogenesis.

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