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Light Bright Neurons

By Jef Akst | December 2, 2011

Neurons engineered to light up when they fire could help researchers study more precisely how the brain works.

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Critical Connections

By Karen Hopkin | December 1, 2011

Through a series of sustained collaborations, Joshua Sanes has deciphered the molecular synergy that guides synapse formation.

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Flight of the Honeybee

By Richard P. Grant | December 1, 2011

Editor’s Choice in Neuroscience

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Frank Bradke: Privy to Axon Growth

By Jef Akst | December 1, 2011

Full Professor and Senior Research Group Leader, German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases. Age: 42

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Brainspotting

By Amber Dance | December 1, 2011

New, minimally invasive techniques for seeing deep inside living brains

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Breaching the Wall

By Rachel Nuwer | December 1, 2011

Editor’s choice in immunology

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Flow Cytometry for the Masses

By Richard P. Grant | December 1, 2011

Tagging antibodies with rare earth metals instead of fluorescent molecules turns a veteran technique into a high-throughput powerhouse.

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Psychopathic Pathology

By Jef Akst | November 28, 2011

The brains of psychopaths have a different structure than healthy brains, perhaps explaining their antisocial and impulsive behaviors.

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Seeing Sound

By Edyta Zielinska | November 22, 2011

Researchers ask: Is there an advantage to getting emotional when touching certain textures, or seeing colors change when you listen to music?

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Snake Toxin Reveals Pain Clues

By Tia Ghose | November 16, 2011

The venom from the Texas coral snake causes intense pain by targeting acid-sensing ion channels, providing researchers with potential new targets for pain therapies.

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