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Natural Alzheimer’s Protection

By Sabrina Richards | July 11, 2012

Researchers identify a gene variant that reduces risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Opinion: One Microbe’s 15 Minutes

By David Smith | July 3, 2012

The recently hyped amoeba-flagellate Collodictyon has many secrets to tell about early eukaryotic evolution.

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Next Generation: Separation Two Ways

By Sabrina Richards | June 26, 2012

Researchers designed a microfluidics chip to separate cells using gravity and a force field.

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Natural Antidepressant Discovered

By Sabrina Richards | June 25, 2012

A newly recognized chemical factor in the brain, called neuritin, regulates plasticity and may play a role in depression.

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Five Mutations Make H5N1 Airborne

By Sabrina Richards | June 21, 2012

The second of the two controversial bird flu papers is published in Science, revealing that just five mutations can render the virus transmissible between ferrets.

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Next Generation: The Heart Camera

By Sabrina Richards | June 19, 2012

A new camera system allows researchers to measure multiple cardiac signals at once to understand how they interact to control heart function.

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Active Brains Help Heal Paralysis

By Sabrina Richards | May 31, 2012

Engaging the brain with cognitive tasks helps paralyzed rats walk again.

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Next Generation: The Brain Bot

By Megan Scudellari | May 29, 2012

A 30-year-old technique to record the electrical activity of neurons gets a robotic makeover.

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Pain-Killing Transplants

By Ed Yong | May 23, 2012

Neurons injected into mice help treat chronic pain at its roots, rather than simply alleviating its symptoms.

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Next Generation: Good Vibrations

By Edyta Zielinska | May 23, 2012

Adding texture to a lotus-leaf-like surface lets researchers control the movement of liquid droplets, and provides a cheap alternative for microfluidic applications.

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