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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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Closing the Loop

By Amanda B. Keener | October 1, 2015

Micromanaging neuronal behavior with optogenetics

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Cultural Riches

By Anna Azvolinsky | October 1, 2015

Researchers devise new techniques to facilitate growing bacteria collected from the environment.

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Brain Freeze

By Kerry Grens | October 1, 2015

A common tissue fixation method distorts the true neuronal landscape.

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Decon Recon

By Sarah C.P. Williams | October 1, 2015

Published genomes are chock-full of contamination. But as awareness of the problem grows, so do methods to help combat it.

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Holding Neurons Steady

By Amanda B. Keener | October 1, 2015

Scientists engineer a feedback loop to fine-tune neuron activity with optogenetics.

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Into the Limelight

By Kate Yandell | October 1, 2015

Glial cells were once considered neurons’ supporting actors, but new methods and model organisms are revealing their true importance in brain function.

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Negative Thinking

By Amanda B. Keener | October 1, 2015

Researchers uncover the first light-controlled negative-ion channels in algae, and they are fast.

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Special Delivery

By Mary Beth Aberlin | October 1, 2015

Neurons in new brains and old

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Sex Differences in the Brain

By Margaret M. McCarthy | October 1, 2015

How male and female brains diverge is a hotly debated topic, but the study of model organisms points to differences that cannot be ignored.

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