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Lynne-Marie Postovit: Cancer Modeler

By Sabrina Richards | January 1, 2012

Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Western Ontario. Age: 34

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An Evolving Science for an Evolving Time

By Colin D. Butler | January 1, 2012

Twenty-first century challenges to the public health of all the world’s populations require forward-looking commitments from epidemiologists.

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Unsilencing a Gene

By Tia Ghose | December 21, 2011

Scientists have found a way to reactivate a gene in mice that is silenced in a neurodevelopmental disorder called Angelman syndrome.

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Neuroscience Not Ready for the Courtroom

By Tia Ghose | December 14, 2011

Certain neuroscience techniques are not robust enough to be used as evidence in a trial, a new report says.

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Mom’s Versus Dad’s BRCA

By Cristina Luiggi | December 13, 2011

The age at which BRCA carriers are diagnosed with breast cancer may depend on which parent contributed the mutation.

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How Bees Choose Home

By Tia Ghose | December 8, 2011

For honeybees, there’s no place like home. And every year, they must find a new one. Now, a study publishing today (December 8) in Science suggests that the honeybee swarms use inhibitory signals when house-hunting, paralleling the human brain’s decision-making process.

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Yawns More Contagious Among Friends

By Jef Akst | December 7, 2011

People who are emotionally connected are more likely to catch the yawns from one another.

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Reversing Cocaine’s Effects with Light

By Ruth Williams | December 7, 2011

Researchers use optogenetics to reverse drug-induced brain and behavioral changes.

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Brain Evolution at a Distance

By Hannah Waters | December 6, 2011

Gene expression controlled from afar may have spurred the spurt in brain evolution that led to modern humans.

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Light Bright Neurons

By Jef Akst | December 2, 2011

Neurons engineered to light up when they fire could help researchers study more precisely how the brain works.

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