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Researchers identify patterns of neural activity ranging from a few days to four weeks in individuals with epilepsy.

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Primary Cilia in Neurons Linked to Obesity

By | January 8, 2018

Three studies—one of mice and two of human genetics—describe the role of two proteins, adenylyl cyclase and melanocortin 4 receptor, in the development of obesity and diabetes. 

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New Initiatives Offer Jobs, Funding to Women Only

By | January 5, 2018

To correct gender disparities in academic science, the Max Planck Society and the Australian government are taking the uncommonly direct approach of affirmative action.

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The genome of an infant who lived in Alaska thousands of years ago represents a previously unknown group of humans called Ancient Beringians, who share a common lineage with other Native Americans. 

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The goal is to house patients’ follicles in a specially designed tissue matrix and reinsert them after treatment.

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Opinion: 11 Best Science Podcasts

By | December 29, 2017

Long road trip over the holidays? Endless pipetting at the bench? Here’s how to keep your brain occupied.

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2017 in Quotes

By | December 28, 2017

Gender discrimination, Brexit, and climate change are among the issues that have received considerable attention from the scientific community this year.

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The Best Multimedia of 2017

By | December 27, 2017

Editors’ picks of the year’s best in The Scientist infographics.

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Those We Lost in 2017

By | December 27, 2017

The scientific community bid farewell to a number of luminaries this year. 

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The New Species of 2017

By | December 27, 2017

A sampling of some of the fascinating critters identified by scientists this year

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