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Reversing Cocaine’s Effects with Light

By Ruth Williams | December 7, 2011

Researchers use optogenetics to reverse drug-induced brain and behavioral changes.

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Brain Evolution at a Distance

By Hannah Waters | December 6, 2011

Gene expression controlled from afar may have spurred the spurt in brain evolution that led to modern humans.

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Top 7 in Ecology

By Bob Grant | December 6, 2011

A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in ecology, from Faculty of 1000

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Cancer’s Escape Routes

By Tia Ghose | November 30, 2011

Scientists are beginning to discover myriad strategies tumors use to avoid attacks by anti-cancer drugs.

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Seeing Sound

By Edyta Zielinska | November 22, 2011

Researchers ask: Is there an advantage to getting emotional when touching certain textures, or seeing colors change when you listen to music?

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Battle of the Sexes

By Hannah Waters | November 17, 2011

Traits that help one sex but hurt the other are not sufficient for maintaining genetic variation.

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Snake Toxin Reveals Pain Clues

By Tia Ghose | November 16, 2011

The venom from the Texas coral snake causes intense pain by targeting acid-sensing ion channels, providing researchers with potential new targets for pain therapies.

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Infection Selection

By Ruth Williams | November 13, 2011

Scientists track changes in bacterial genomes during a hospital outbreak to discover potential pathogenesis genes.

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Top 7 in Neuroscience

By Edyta Zielinska | November 8, 2011

A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in neuroscience and related areas, from Faculty of 1000

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Bacterial Rejuvenation

By Edyta Zielinska | October 27, 2011

Bacteria age, but as a lineage, can live forever.

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