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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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Leading Neuroscientist Dies

By Louis-Eric Trudeau | November 30, 2012

Laurent Descarries, well known for his research on the brain’s axon terminals, has passed away at the age of 73.

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Can Worms Alleviate Autism?

By Sabrina Richards | November 27, 2012

Autism researchers are testing the ability of whipworm eggs to treat autism in a new clinical trial.


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Architecture Reveals Genome’s Secrets

By Sabrina Richards | November 25, 2012

Three-dimensional genome maps are leading to a deeper understanding of how the genome’s form influences its function.


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Neurons Talk Without Synapses

By Ed Yong | November 21, 2012

Neighboring neurons in an insect’s antennae can block each other without sharing any synaptic connections.

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Personality Predicts Placebo Effect

By Dan Cossins | November 16, 2012

People with certain personality traits are more likely to get pain relief from a placebo, a finding that could help improve clinical trials.


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A Root Cause of Parkinson’s

By Ruth Williams | November 15, 2012

Misfolded α-synuclein proteins promote the spread of Parkinson’s pathology in mouse brains.

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Next Generation: Ear-Powered Batteries

By Sabrina Richards | November 11, 2012

Researchers use the electric potential of a guinea pig’s inner ear to harvest enough energy to run a tiny sensor.

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A Brain for Rhythm

By Dan Cossins | November 9, 2012

A legendary rock and roll drummer teams up with a neuroscientist to explore the role of rhythm in brain function.


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Inflammation for Regeneration

By Ruth Williams | November 8, 2012

Inflammatory signals in injured zebrafish brains promote the growth of new neurons.

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