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Things That Go Bump

By Bob Grant | March 1, 2016

Scientists still don’t know why animals sleep or how to define the ubiquitous behavior.

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Characterizing Sleep

By James M. Krueger and Sandip Roy | March 1, 2016

Sleep-like patterns of neural activity are apparent not just at the level of the whole brain, but also in isolated neural circuits.

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TS Picks: February 29, 2016

By Bob Grant | February 29, 2016

Reintroduced apes facing challenges; Zika conspiracy theories sow confusion; UK researchers nervous about new anti-lobbying law

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Week in Review: February 22–26

By Jef Akst | February 26, 2016

Questions about how E. coli evolves; spermatids in a dish; fighting bacteria with virus-like molecule; what drives metastasis; antibodies fight Ebola in monkeys

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Mutations Not Tied to Metastasis

By Kerry Grens | February 25, 2016

Clinical cases link immune changes to a cancer’s spread through the body, but find no role for so-called “driver” mutations.

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Toward Making Sperm in the Lab

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | February 25, 2016

Researchers devise a technique for creating gametes from murine embryonic stem cells.

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TS Picks: February 24, 2016

By Tracy Vence | February 24, 2016

High-profile stem cell research scandal; forthcoming direct-to-consumer genetics apps; GINA and life insurance

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A Genetic Root to Seasonal Affective Disorder

By Bob Grant | February 23, 2016

Researchers have identified a gene that ties sleeping patterns to the winter blues experienced by many people living at extreme northern and southern latitudes.

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Widespread Plant Immune Tactics

By Jef Akst | February 22, 2016

A survey of plant genomes reveals how different species trick pathogens into triggering their immune defenses.

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Adjustable Brain Cells

By Ruth Williams | February 18, 2016

Neighboring neurons can manipulate astrocytes. 

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