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Cortical Census

By Ruth Williams | November 26, 2015

Scientists document the characteristics and connections of mouse neocortical neurons to establish the most detailed microcircuit map to date.

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Pumpkins Saved By People?

By Jef Akst | November 25, 2015

Domestication may have saved pumpkins, gourds, and squash as seed dispersers like the mastodon went extinct. 


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Farming Sped Eurasian Evolution

By Bob Grant | November 24, 2015

New clues from ancient DNA reveal the remarkable effect of agriculture on adaptation in Stone Age humans who lived across Europe.

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Gut Bugs to Brain: You’re Stuffed

By Kerry Grens | November 24, 2015

Bacteria in the intestine produce proteins that stop rodents from eating.


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Opinion: Brain Scans in the Courtroom

By Andreas Kuersten | November 23, 2015

Advances in neuroimaging have improved our understanding of the brain, but the resulting data do little to help judges and juries determine criminal culpability.


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How Gastric Bypass Can Kill Sugar Cravings

By Ruth Williams | November 19, 2015

A type of bariatric surgery eliminates gut-to-brain signals that trigger sugar highs, a mouse study shows.  

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Genome Digest

By Karen Zusi | November 19, 2015

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes


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Brain Fold Tied to Hallucinations

By Kerry Grens | November 19, 2015

A shorter crease in the medial prefrontal cortex is linked with a higher risk of schizophrenics experiencing hallucinations.


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Rethinking the Rise of Mammals

By Bobby Bascomb | November 16, 2015

Mammals diversified 30 million years later than previously estimated, according to a new analysis of an ancient fossil.


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A Tiny Missing Link?

By Bob Grant | November 2, 2015

The common ancestor of all apes, including great apes and humans, may have been not-so-great in stature.


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