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Gene Therapy Improves Sight

By Kerry Grens | January 17, 2014

Patients progressing toward blindness now have better vision after a gene therapy trial.


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Review: Auditory Hallucinations, Composed

By Ajai Raj | January 16, 2014

A pair of one-act chamber operas takes the audience inside the world of imagined sound. 


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New Neuroscience Journal to Launch

By Kerry Grens | January 15, 2014

The publisher of The Journal of Neuroscience has laid out plans for an open-access, online-only journal for brain research.

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Human-Pathogen Coevolution

By Jef Akst | January 13, 2014

Helicobacter pylori strains that share ancestry with their human hosts are less likely to cause severe disease.


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Caffeine Boosts Memory Consolidation?

By Tracy Vence | January 13, 2014

A new study purports to show that post-learning caffeine consumption can improve memory, but some scientists are not convinced.


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Week in Review: January 6–10

By Tracy Vence | January 10, 2014

Bacterial genes aid tubeworm settling; pigmentation of ancient reptiles; nascent neurons and vertebrate development; exploring simple synapses; slug-inspired surgical glue


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First North American H5N1 Death

By Abby Olena | January 9, 2014

A person in Canada has died of the first confirmed human case of H5N1 avian flu in North America.


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Nascent Neurons Break Free

By Kerry Grens | January 9, 2014

Neuronal precursors are partially dismantled during early development before they find their fate.  


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Schizophrenia’s Jumping Genetics

By Jef Akst | January 6, 2014

Researchers find evidence that transposable elements, also known as jumping genes, may contribute to the development of the psychiatric disorder.


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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | January 1, 2014

Are Dolphins Really Smart?, Newton's Football, Outsider Scientists, and We Are Our Brains

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