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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | February 1, 2012

Neurogastronomy, Why Calories Count, The Kitchen as Laboratory, Fear of Food

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Killing with Kindness

By Barbara Oakley, Guruprasad Madhavan, Ariel Knafo, and David Sloan Wilson | February 1, 2012

Studying the evolution of altruistic behaviors reveals how knee-jerk good intentions can backfire.

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Ready for Prime Time

By Dennis J. Selkoe and John C. Morris | February 1, 2012

Biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease are ready for widespread use in clinical trials.

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Arsenic-based Life Challenged Again

By Hannah Waters | January 24, 2012

An attempt to regrow the infamous GFAJ-1 bacteria, reported to incorporate arsenic into its DNA backbone, has failed.

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Europe Funding Illegal Israeli Lab

By Bob Grant | January 23, 2012

Critics are shaming the European Commission for directing research funds to a laboratory operating in the occupied West Bank.

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Low Oxygen Saves Irradiated Brain?

By Hannah Waters | January 18, 2012

Whole brain radiation therapy costs mice some of their cognitive abilities, but treatment with low-oxygen air revives their reasoning skills.

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Early Signs of Alzheimers

By Tia Ghose | January 13, 2012

Proteins that appear before patients show symptoms of the disease could offer clues to the disease process.

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Ever Wonder…

By Jef Akst | January 10, 2012

How does catnip work?

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Animal Mind Control

By Jef Akst | January 1, 2012

Examples of parasites that manipulate the behavior of their hosts are not hard to come by, but scientists have only recently begun to understand how they induce such dramatic changes.

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Resolving Chronic Pain

By Claudia Sommer and Frank Birklein | January 1, 2012

The body’s own mechanism for dispersing the inflammatory reaction might lead to new treatments for chronic pain.

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