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Top 7 in Neuroscience

By Edyta Zielinska | November 8, 2011

A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in neuroscience and related areas, from Faculty of 1000


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Pioneers Make More Babies

By Jef Akst | November 7, 2011

Women of the French families that colonized Canada in the 17th and 18th centuries had more children and grandchildren than late comers to the region.


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Neurosurgery Resident Plagiarized Research

By Bob Grant | November 7, 2011

A physician doing a residency at the University of Virginia Medical Center was caught copying sections of text and an illustration in multiple NIH-funded papers.


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Cigarette Smoking Leads to Coke?

By Jef Akst | November 4, 2011

Nicotine may alter the brain’s response to cocaine, supporting the idea that the legal drug may serve as a "gateway" to the use of illegal substances.


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A Negative Results Search Tool

By Bob Grant | November 4, 2011

Researchers unveil BioNOT, a new app that scours PubMed for studies that report negative findings.


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Genome Digest

By Cristina Luiggi | November 2, 2011

Meet the species whose DNA has recently been sequenced.


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DNA Sequencer Sales Going Down

By Cristina Luiggi | November 2, 2011

Expecting significant cuts to the federal research budget, scientists are scratching expensive DNA sequencers off their wish lists.


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BRCA1 Further Elucidated

By Cristina Luiggi | October 27, 2011

Researchers have pinpointed the region of a key cancer gene that’s involved in tumor suppression.


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Mom's Blood Reveals Baby's Down Syndrome

By Jef Akst | October 25, 2011

Last week researchers released the first non-invasive prenatal test for Down syndrome, and more such tests are expected in the coming months.


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New Genes, New Brain

By Cristina Luiggi | October 19, 2011

A bevy of genes known to be active during human fetal and infant development first appeared at the same time that the prefrontal cortex—the area of the brain associated with human intelligence and personality—took shape in primates.


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