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Athletes Are Champion Visual Learners

By Ed Yong | January 31, 2013

Pro athletes can learn to parse a complicated moving visual scene faster than most.

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The Sound of Salt

By Sabrina Richards | January 30, 2013

A putative ion channel integral to mammalian hearing turns out to be an elusive salt-sensing chemoreceptor in nematode worms.

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The Making of a Bully

By Bhavana Weidmann | January 25, 2013

Adolescent rats exposed to stress grow into pathologically aggressive adults, behaviors that may be explained by accompanying epigenetic changes and altered brain activity.

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Non-coding Mutations May Drive Cancer

By Dan Cossins | January 24, 2013

The majority of human melanomas contain mutations in a gene promoter, suggesting mutations in regulatory regions may spur some cancers.

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Cancer Diet Shared by Healthy Cells

By Beth Marie Mole | January 23, 2013

Tumor cells rapidly divide by usurping a metabolic trick from normal cell development.

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Bespoke Stem Cells for Brain Disease

By Nsikan Akpan | January 15, 2013

Scientists use virus-free gene therapy on patient-derived stem cells to repair spinal muscular atrophy in mice.

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Universal Flu Vaccines Charge Ahead

By Sabrina Richards | January 14, 2013

Researchers and biotech companies are bringing a universal flu vaccine closer to reality.

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The Sodium Cycle

By Sabrina Richards | January 8, 2013

Researchers uncover weekly and monthly rhythms of sodium retention and excretion in participants of space simulations.

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Rita Levi-Montalcini Dies

By Kelly Rae Chi | January 1, 2013

The neurophysiologist who earned a Nobel Prize for discovering nerve growth factor has passed away at age 103.

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MicroRNAs Repair Heart Cells

By Sabrina Richards | December 5, 2012

Researchers identify microRNAs that keep cardiac cells healthy after heart attack, potentially paving the way for future heart regenerating therapies.

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