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Brain Gain

By Jef Akst | October 1, 2015

Young neurons in the adult human brain are likely critical to its function.

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Lost Colonies

By Anna Azvolinsky | October 1, 2015

Next-generation sequencing has identified scores of new microorganisms, but getting even abundant bacterial species to grow in the lab has proven challenging.

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Sex Differences in the Brain

By Margaret M. McCarthy | October 1, 2015

How male and female brains diverge is a hotly debated topic, but the study of model organisms points to differences that cannot be ignored.

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Aural History

By Geoffrey A. Manley | September 1, 2015

The form and function of the ears of modern land vertebrates cannot be understood without knowing how they evolved.

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Hearing Help

By Kate Yandell | September 1, 2015

For decades, the only remedies for hearing loss were devices such as hearing aids or cochlear implants. Now, the first pharmaceutical treatments may be on the way.  

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The Great Big Clean-Up

By Kerry Grens | September 1, 2015

From tossing out cross-contaminated cell lines to flagging genomic misnomers, a push is on to tidy up biomedical research.

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Drugging the Environment

By Megan Scudellari | August 1, 2015

Humans have spiked ecosystems with a flood of active pharmaceuticals. The drugs are feminizing male fish, confusing birds, and worrying scientists.

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Inspired by Nature

By Daniel Cossins | August 1, 2015

Researchers are borrowing designs from the natural world to advance biomedicine.

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The Prescient Placenta

By Christopher Coe | August 1, 2015

The maternal-fetal interface plays important roles in the health of both mother and baby, even after birth.

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Driven to Extinction

By Jef Akst | July 1, 2015

The eradication of smallpox set the standard for the global elimination of a devastating infectious disease. Will the ongoing polio and guinea worm campaigns be as successful?

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