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image: “Minibrains” May Soon Include Neanderthal DNA

“Minibrains” May Soon Include Neanderthal DNA

By Ashley Yeager | May 14, 2018

Brain organoids engineered to carry the genetic material could reveal how our brains are similar to and different from those of our closest relatives.

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image: Army Surgeons Grow Ear in Soldier’s Arm

Army Surgeons Grow Ear in Soldier’s Arm

By Catherine Offord | May 11, 2018

The woman’s own cartilage was used to construct the transplant after she lost her left ear in a car crash.

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image: Measles Cases On the Rise in England

Measles Cases On the Rise in England

By Jim Daley | May 11, 2018

The increase is associated with travel to Europe, where large outbreaks are occurring.

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An algorithm trained to move through a virtual environment spontaneously generated patterns of activity found in so-called grid neurons.

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The country’s health ministry and the World Health Organization rush to contain the new outbreak.

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Under a new policy, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke will provide fewer grants to labs receiving more than $1 million in funds.

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The agency says it has taken various steps to ensure the privacy of participants’ data. 

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Warmer weather is thought to be behind the rise in vector-borne illnesses in recent years.

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The organs showed neural activity for up to 36 hours, adding fuel to discussions about the ethics of future neuroscientific research.

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image: Exercise Warms the Brain, Causing Mice to Eat Less

Exercise Warms the Brain, Causing Mice to Eat Less

By Kerry Grens | April 24, 2018

Directly activating a heat sensor also sensitive to capsaicin in chili peppers in the hypothalamus had the same effect as exercise.

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