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Changes in gene activity levels after DBS appear to underlie improvements seen in a mouse model of Rett syndrome, a genetic disease that causes intellectual disability.

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image: Joeanna Arthur: Charting a Path

Joeanna Arthur: Charting a Path

By Kate Yandell | October 1, 2014

Project Scientist, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Age: 32

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Slime Mold Smarty Pants

By Jef Akst | October 9, 2012

A form of spatial memory helps a brainless slime mold navigate complex environments, hinting at the possible origins of memory in higher organisms.

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image: Diabetes Drug Grows Neurons

Diabetes Drug Grows Neurons

By Hayley Dunning | July 5, 2012

A drug widely used to control glucose metabolism promotes neurogenesis, pointing to new directions for brain injury and disease therapeutics.

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image: Role of Nurture in Spatial Abilities

Role of Nurture in Spatial Abilities

By Tia Ghose | August 29, 2011

In matriarchal societies where women receive equal education, there is no difference in spatial abilities between men and women.

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