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Image of the Day: Ray of Light

By Sukanya Charuchandra | June 22, 2018

The discovery of the world’s first known manta ray nursery will offer a glimpse into the animals’ juvenile stage. 

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In the largest-ever study of its kind, researchers combined genomic data from nearly 900,000 patients and healthy individuals to identify commonalities among 10 mental illnesses.

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Herpes Viruses Implicated in Alzheimer’s Disease

By Anna Azvolinsky | June 21, 2018

A new study shows that the brains of Alzheimer’s disease patients have a greater viral load, while another study in mice finds infection leads to amyloid-β build up.

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Image of the Day: Performance Anxiety

By Sukanya Charuchandra | June 21, 2018

In the presence of competition, archerfish become more hesitant but accurate shooters.  

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Two University of Rochester Professors Resign in Protest

By Sukanya Charuchandra | June 20, 2018

Celeste Kidd and Steven Piantadosi had sued the university over its handling of sexual harassment allegations made against colleague Florian Jaeger.

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Positive Trial Results for Experimental DMD Gene Therapy

By Catherine Offord | June 20, 2018

Preliminary data from Sarepta Therapeutics has exceeded expectations, causing a surge in company stock prices this week.

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Dopamine Neuron Implants Ease Parkinson’s Symptoms in Monkeys

By Sukanya Charuchandra | June 20, 2018

The stem cell–derived transplants were stable for 24 months and led to wide-ranging behavioral improvements in the monkeys.  

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Image of the Day: Snacking on Snails

By Sukanya Charuchandra | June 20, 2018

Five newly identified species of snakes suck the mollusks right out of their shells.  

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Novel Method Could Accelerate DNA Synthesis

By Sukanya Charuchandra | June 19, 2018

The new technique uses an enzyme found in vertebrate immune systems to attach nucleotides to a growing strand.  

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