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Cerebral Sleuths

By Mary Beth Aberlin | November 1, 2014

For neuroscientists, experimental results converge to help crack the case of how the brain functions.

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Contributors

By Molly Sharlach | November 1, 2014

Meet some of the people featured in the November 2014 issue of The Scientist.

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Light-Operated Drugs

By Ruth Williams | November 1, 2014

Scientists create a photosensitive pharmaceutical to target a glutamate receptor.

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Mind, Powered

By Eric C. Leuthardt | November 1, 2014

Neuroscientist Eric talks about the science and technology behind brain-computer interfaces.

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Mitochondria Munchers

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | November 1, 2014

Glial cells consume mitochondria released by neurons in the optic nerve.

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Mixed Signals

By Molly Sharlach | November 1, 2014

Individual neurons in the dorsomedial striatum integrate responses to sight and touch.

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Mouse Traps

By Marissa Fessenden | November 1, 2014

How to avoid pitfalls in assays of mouse behavior

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Poor Little Devils

By Jesse Jenkins | November 1, 2014

See the devastating infectious cancer that may drive the Tasmanian Devil to extinction.

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Rhythmic Rewiring

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | November 1, 2014

Circadian neurons in fruit flies form synapses with different, noncircadian brain regions depending on the time of day.

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Rise, Mickey

By Molly Sharlach | November 1, 2014

Scientist to Watch, Takaki Komiyama, discusses his use of chronic two-photon calcium imaging to explore how wakefulness and experience shape odor representations in the mouse olfactory bulb.

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