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Dr. Hearing

By The Scientist Staff | September 1, 2015

James Hudspeth talks brain processing and hearing in this video from Rockefeller University.


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By The Scientist Staff | September 1, 2015

Hearing loss can occur for a variety of reasons, and sometimes more than one.


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Burn Victims Produce Brown Fat

By Kerry Grens | August 7, 2015

Following extreme trauma, patients’ adipose samples have revealed—for the first time in humans—that white fat can be converted into energy-burning brown fat.

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Rethinking Lymphatic Development

By Amanda B. Keener | August 1, 2015

Four studies identify alternative origins for cells of the developing lymphatic system, challenging the long-standing view that they all come from veins.

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Bone Marrow Makes New Fat Cells

By Ashley P. Taylor | July 16, 2015

The origins of adipocytes have been hotly debated, but a human study supports the idea that the bone marrow takes part. 


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Calorie-Restricted Yeast Live Longer

By Kerry Grens | July 14, 2015

Calorie restriction in the organism extends lifespan, supporting a long-standing view that had been challenged by a study published last year.

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Week in Review: June 29–July 3

By Jef Akst | July 3, 2015

Sex differences in processing pain; clue in flu vaccine–narcolepsy link found; early antibiotic use affects the gut microbiome; lizard sex determined by genes, then temperature


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High-Flying Ducks

By Sarah Hewitt | July 1, 2015

Five species of waterfowl have evolved a variety of adaptations to adjust to the high altitude of South America’s Lake Titicaca.

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Warm-Blooded Fish

By Bob Grant | May 15, 2015

The opah, or moonfish, is a deep-sea fish that regulates its body temperature more like a mammal than any of its finned kin, researchers have determined.


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The Dark Side of Light

By Kerry Grens | May 14, 2015

Artificially extended days cause mice to gain fat and alter the function of their brown fat, a study shows.

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