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This is the first time the precise brain cells and their connections controlling a complex behavior have been worked out. 

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image: Image of the Day: Mosquito Brain

Image of the Day: Mosquito Brain

By The Scientist Staff | March 6, 2018

Researchers have constructed the first neuroanatomy atlas of a female mosquito’s brain.

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image: Stem Cells in the Hypothalamus Slow Aging in Mice

Stem Cells in the Hypothalamus Slow Aging in Mice

By Ashley P. Taylor | July 26, 2017

Once implanted into animals’ brains, neural stem cells that secrete microRNA-containing vesicles seem to contribute to an anti-aging effect.

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S. Allen Counter pursued scientific questions within various cultures throughout the world.

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image: Behavior Circuits Mapped in Whole Fruit Fly Brain

Behavior Circuits Mapped in Whole Fruit Fly Brain

By Anna Azvolinsky | July 13, 2017

Using machine learning, researchers have created extensive maps of the neuronal circuits associated with social and locomotion behaviors in the fruit fly. 

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image: Electrical Stimulation Steers Neural Stem Cells

Electrical Stimulation Steers Neural Stem Cells

By Ashley Yeager | July 3, 2017

Current can guide implanted cells away from rats’ noses toward a region deep in their brains.

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image: CRISPR-Based Therapy Prevents Retinal Degeneration

CRISPR-Based Therapy Prevents Retinal Degeneration

By Anna Azvolinsky | March 14, 2017

An experimental treatment sacrifices rod cell function to save cone cells in mice, preventing retinal degeneration, researchers report. 

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image: ADHD Linked to Structural Differences in the Brain

ADHD Linked to Structural Differences in the Brain

By Kerry Grens | February 21, 2017

Imaging data show smaller volumes in several brain regions among people diagnosed with the behavioral disorder.

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image: Consilience, Episode 1: Smarty Plants

Consilience, Episode 1: Smarty Plants

By Ben Andrew Henry | February 13, 2017

A conversation with plant biologists on the age-old dispute over the similarities and differences between plants and animals.

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image: Bigger-Brained Species Have Longer Yawns

Bigger-Brained Species Have Longer Yawns

By Kerry Grens | October 5, 2016

Yawn duration also correlates with the number of cortical neurons, according to a study.

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