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Exploring Alternative Codon Usage in Yeast

By Kim Smuga-Otto | August 18, 2016

Newly discovered amino acid reassignment could have implications for certain biotech applications and RNA-based evolutionary theories.

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image: Stimulating Novel Neural Circuits in the Mouse Brain

Stimulating Novel Neural Circuits in the Mouse Brain

By Anna Azvolinsky | August 11, 2016

With light, researchers can coax a group of neurons in the visual cortices of living mice to fire in concert.

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image: Neurons Compete to Form Memories

Neurons Compete to Form Memories

By Tanya Lewis | July 21, 2016

The same populations of brain cells encode memories that occur close together in time, according to new research.

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image: Mapping the Human Connectome

Mapping the Human Connectome

By Tanya Lewis | July 20, 2016

A new map of human cortex combines data from multiple imaging modalities and comprises 180 distinct regions.

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A 3-D carbon nanotube mesh enables rat spinal tissue sections to reconnect in culture.

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Mismatched ancestral origins of mitochondrial and nuclear DNA boost mouse health.

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image: Single-Cell RNA Sequencing Reveals Neuronal Diversity

Single-Cell RNA Sequencing Reveals Neuronal Diversity

By Catherine Offord | June 23, 2016

Using a new approach to analyze the transcriptomes of thousands of individual cell nuclei in postmortem brains, researchers identify multiple neuronal subtypes.

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image: Exercise-Induced Muscle Factor Promotes Memory

Exercise-Induced Muscle Factor Promotes Memory

By Ruth Williams | June 23, 2016

Running releases an enzyme that is associated with memory function in mice and humans.  

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image: Transmissible Cancers Plague Mollusks

Transmissible Cancers Plague Mollusks

By Anna Azvolinsky | June 22, 2016

Researchers identify three new examples of infectious cancers affecting these invertebrates.

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Mouse pups born to mothers fed a high-fat diet lack a gut microbe that promotes social behavior, scientists show.

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