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Removing the Optimism Bias

By Ed Yong | September 24, 2012

Disrupting a small part of the brain with a magnetic field can reduce people’s prejudice towards good news.

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DNA with a Twist

By Sabrina Richards | September 13, 2012

Researchers show that DNA supercoils are dynamic structures that can “hop” long distances, a phenomenon that could affect gene regulation.

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Eyes: a Window to the Diagnosis

By Sabrina Richards | September 6, 2012

Researchers use characteristic differences in eye movements to identify patients with deficits in neurological function.

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Learning During Sleep

By Ed Yong | August 26, 2012

Information picked up while we slumber can stay with us when we awake, even if we aren’t aware of it.

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Next Generation: In Vivo Drug Factories

By Sabrina Richards | August 13, 2012

Researchers use UV light to stimulate protein production in nano-sized delivery capsules in mice.

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Next Generation: Regulated Wrinkles

By Sabrina Richards | August 9, 2012

Researchers devise a way to create predictably patterned microwrinkles.

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Boosting Antipsychotic Drugs

By Ed Yong | August 5, 2012

Chemicals that change the way DNA is packaged could improve the effects of current antipsychotics.

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Cancer Stem Cells Really Do Exist?

By Sabrina Richards | August 1, 2012

Researchers track tumors as they develop, providing more support for the idea that cells with stem-cell-like properties underlie cancer growth and recurrence.

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Wired to Run—and Think

By Hayley Dunning | July 26, 2012

Evolving the ability to run may also have made our ancestors smarter, suggesting that exercise can be healthy for the brain as well as the body.

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The Polar Bear’s Prehistoric Past

By Ed Yong | July 23, 2012

Genomic analyses reveal that the polar bear evolved between 4 and 5 million years ago, far earlier than previous studies had estimated.

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