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By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | November 17, 2014

Scientists uncover striking differences between mouse and human gene expression across a variety of tissues.


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Week in Review: November 10–14

By Jef Akst | November 14, 2014

Funding for African science; microbiome studies may have contamination worries; mind-controlled gene expression; DNA record keeper


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How a Memory Is Made

By Molly Sharlach | November 13, 2014

Transcription factor levels dictate which neurons in a network store a memory.

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Funding Research in Africa

By Paula Park | November 12, 2014

The ongoing Ebola epidemic in West Africa is drawing more money to study the virus, but what about funding for African science in general?


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Chronic Weed Use Shrinks Brain Region

By Bob Grant | November 12, 2014

Long-term marijuana smokers have less gray matter in their orbitofrontal cortex than nonsmokers, but other brain circuits may compensate by increasing connectivity.


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Mind-Controlled Gene Expression

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | November 11, 2014

A light-inducible optogenetic implant in mice, powered by EEG, responds to a human participant’s mental state.


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Ghostly Experiment

By Molly Sharlach | November 10, 2014

A robot replicates the neurological phenomenon that causes people to feel like another person is nearby.


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Camels are MERS Reservoirs

By Bob Grant | November 9, 2014

Researchers have concluded that these animals, known as the “ships of the desert,” can ferry the deadly coronavirus, perhaps infecting people.

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How Meat Can Harm Arteries

By Molly Sharlach | November 5, 2014

Gut microbes produce a key intermediate metabolite that promotes atherosclerosis in a mouse model of red meat consumption.


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Rare Disease to Inform Ebola Susceptibility?

By Jef Akst | November 4, 2014

Parents of children with the fatal genetic disease Niemann-Pick Type C are taking an active role in research to understand how mutations associated with the disease may protect against Ebola.


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