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Let’s Talk About Sex

By Megan Scudellari | July 1, 2014

In lieu of a career in punk rock, James Pfaus opted to study the brain signals underlying sexual behavior and then see what happened when he manipulated them.


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Running Mice Regain Vision

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | June 27, 2014

Exposure to visual stimuli while running restores vision to mice blind in one eye. 


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Arrested Development Makes for Long-Lived Worms

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | June 23, 2014

Starvation suspends cellular activity in C. elegans larvae and extends their lifespan. 


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Interactome Analysis

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | June 17, 2014

Study examines tissue-specific protein interactions linked to hereditary diseases.


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BRAIN Initiative Asks for $4.5B

By Kerry Grens | June 9, 2014

An advisory committee for the BRAIN Initiative says that to fully fund the goals of the neuroscience research program, taxpayers should fork over $4.5 billion.


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Leptin’s Effects

By Kerry Grens | June 2, 2014

The hormone leptin, which signals fullness to animals, acts not only through neurons but through glia, too.

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Beneficial Brew

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | June 1, 2014

Drinking green tea appears to boost the activity of DNA repair enzymes.


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Nutrient-Sensing Neurons

By Tracy Vence | June 1, 2014

Using just three dopaminergic neurons, Drosophila larvae can sense whether a food source lacks a full roster of essential amino acids.

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Kavli Congrats

By Kerry Grens | May 30, 2014

A nonet of scientists, including researchers in nano-optics and in the neuroscience of memory, earned the 2014 Kavli prizes.


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Week in Review: May 26–30

By Tracy Vence | May 30, 2014

Human proteome cataloged; island-separated crickets evolved silence; molecule shows promise for combatting coronaviruses; study replication etiquette; another call for STAP retraction


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