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Image of the Day: See You Later!

By The Scientist Staff | January 8, 2018

Developmental biologists take a close look at how alligator embryos grow. 

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Infant Brain Scans May Predict Autism Diagnosis

By Jef Akst | February 17, 2017

A computer algorithm can identify the brains of autism patients with moderate accuracy based on scans taken at six months and one year of age.

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Notable Science Quotes

By The Scientist Staff | October 1, 2016

Roger Tsien R.I.P., predatory publishing, and diversity in science

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TS Picks: August 9, 2016

By Bob Grant | August 9, 2016

Gene therapy money-back guarantee; the brain benefits from bilingualism; Q&A with a science watchdog

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Different Brains, Similar Wiring

By Tanya Lewis | July 22, 2016

The brains of primates and mice follow the same exponential rule of connectivity, according to a study.

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Is Bilingualism Good for Kids?

By Elizabeth Fiedler | July 1, 2016

New research suggests that raising kids in a dual-language environment might be better for their verbal development than previously realized.  

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Zika Causes Microcephaly in Mice

By Tanya Lewis | May 11, 2016

Three studies show that the virus can cause birth defects in mouse embryos.

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Mini Brains Model Zika Infection

By Tanya Lewis | April 22, 2016

Researchers create cerebral organoids in 3-D–printed bioreactors that can be used to model Zika infection.

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Christie Fowler: Addicted to Research

By Kerry Grens | January 1, 2016

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Behavior University of California, Irvine. Age: 39

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Sex on the Brain

By Margaret M. McCarthy | October 1, 2015

Masculinization of the developing rodent brain leads to significant structural differences between the two sexes.

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