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Animal Electricity, circa 1781

By Jessica P. Johnson | September 28, 2011

How an Italian scientist doing Frankenstein-like experiments on dead frogs discovered that the body is powered by electrical impulses.


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Next Generation: Neuronal Monkey Bars

By Kerry Grens | September 23, 2011

Three-dimensional scaffolds for growing and guiding neurons are getting smaller and more tailored in design.


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Five Life-Science MacArthur Winners

By Edyta Zielinska | September 22, 2011

This year’s winners research topics ranging from stem cell regulation to brain damage from football injuries.


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Next Generation: All-In-One In Vivo Scope

By Kerry Grens | September 16, 2011

Researchers package a fluorescence microscope—including the light and camera—that can image the brain of a freely moving mouse.

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Neurotransmitter-Regulated Immunity

By Rachel Nuwer | September 15, 2011

Nerve signals control T cell responses, helping to explain inflammation and stroke.


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Top 7 in Aging Research

By Edyta Zielinska | September 13, 2011

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


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Seeing Through Mice

By Jef Akst | September 1, 2011

A new technique for turning mouse fetuses transparent offers a literal window into the brain.


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Art + Science Now

By Bob Grant | September 1, 2011

The book that serves as bio art's encyclopedia.


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By Katherine Bagley | September 1, 2011

When it comes to studying cephalopod brains and behavior, it helps to have a philosopher around.


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To Pee or Not to Pee

By Richard P. Grant | September 1, 2011

Have researchers found the seat of urination control in a primitive brain region?

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