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New Mice on the Block

By Megan Scudellari | February 29, 2012

After 10 years in development, a novel mouse population proves its mettle in complex trait research.

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A Mammalian Longevity Gene?

By Edyta Zielinska | February 23, 2012

Researchers find the first evidence that a sirtuin gene prolongs life in mice.

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Alzheimer's Drugs Harmful?

By Bob Grant | February 20, 2012

The researcher who helped develop an Alzheimer's treatment now in clinical trials warns that the compound may actually impair memory.

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Our Missing Genes

By Sabrina Richards | February 17, 2012

New research suggests that the average person has about 20 genes with loss-of-function mutations—many more than previously suspected.

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Signs of Neuro-problems?

By Jef Akst | February 17, 2012

The likelihood of developing dementia later in life may be predicted by the speed at which people walk, while grip strength may predict stroke.

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Comment on New NIH Center

By Megan Scudellari | February 10, 2012

Input lines are open for the National Institute of Substance Use and Addiction Disorders.

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Brain Proteins May Be Key to Aging

By Bob Grant | February 8, 2012

Deterioration of long-lived proteins on the surface of neuronal nuclei in the brain could lead to age-related defects in nervous function.

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Isolating Genomes from the Masses

By Jef Akst | February 6, 2012

Researchers find a way to determine the sequence of a single species from metagenomics data of entire microbial communities.

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Sex, Deconstructed

By Megan Scudellari | February 2, 2012

Hormones in the brain control sex-specific behaviors by activating individual genetic programs.

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What the Brain Hears

By Edyta Zielinska | February 1, 2012

By recording nerve impulses in sound-processing regions of the brain, researchers can recreate the words people think.

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