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As people continue to tell tall tales, fMRI data show certain brain regions become less busy.

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Zika Update

By Jef Akst | October 24, 2016

Virus’s effect on RNA methylation; identifying brain cells targeted by Zika; virus found in vaginal secretions for two weeks after infection; updated CDC recommendations for Miami

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Culprit for Antibody Blockade Identified

By Amanda B. Keener | October 21, 2016

Type I interferon organizes several immune mechanisms to suppress B cell responses to a chronic viral infection.

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Week in Review: October 17–21

By Jef Akst | October 21, 2016

Report finds that pathologist involved in anonymous defamation case committed multiple acts of misconduct; growing eggs from stem cells; neutrophils’ role in metastasis; convergent evolution in birds

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Nixing NETs to Prevent Metastasis

By Ruth Williams | October 19, 2016

Researchers discover that neutrophil extracellular traps help cancers spread, and design enzyme-loaded nanoparticles to destroy them.

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Black Widow Secrets in Phage Genome

By Jef Akst | October 12, 2016

In the DNA of the WO phage, which infects arthropod-inhabiting Wolbachia, researchers find sequences related to a black widow spider’s toxin and other animal genes.

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Who Is Immune to Zika?

By Amanda B. Keener | October 11, 2016

Researchers tap into ongoing dengue studies to improve antibody-based diagnostic tests for Zika and address unanswered questions about the emerging virus’s epidemiology.

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Nascent Neurons Journey Through Newborn Brain

By Anna Azvolinsky | October 6, 2016

Young cells make their way to the frontal lobe to create new circuits in the brains of infants, researchers report. 

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Influential Alzheimer’s Researcher Dies

By Jef Akst | October 6, 2016

Allen Roses, a professor of neurobiology at Duke University School of Medicine, has passed away at age 73.

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Bigger-Brained Species Have Longer Yawns

By Kerry Grens | October 5, 2016

Yawn duration also correlates with the number of cortical neurons, according to a study.

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