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Brain Genetics Paper Retracted

By Anna Azvolinsky | September 4, 2014

A study that identified genes linked to communication between different areas of the brain has been retracted by its authors because of statistical flaws. 

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Crossing Boundaries

By Anna Azvolinsky | September 1, 2014

A groundbreaker in the study of Listeria monocytogenes, Pascale Cossart continues to build her research tool kit to understand how to fight such intracellular human pathogens.

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Entry Requirements

By Nicholette Zeliadt | September 1, 2014

Recent developments in cell transfection and molecular delivery technologies

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Filling In the Notes

By Kerry Grens | September 1, 2014

Why the brain produces musical hallucinations

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TS Live: Handy Apes

By Bob Grant | September 1, 2014

Studying handedness in chimps may shed light on the mysterious trait in humans.

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Expanding ENCODE

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | August 27, 2014

Latest Encyclopedia of DNA Elements data enable researchers to compare genome regulation across species. 

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Light-Activated Memory Switch

By Ruth Williams | August 27, 2014

Scientists use optogenetics to swap out negative memories for positive ones—and vice versa—in mice.

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How Hummingbirds Taste Nectar

By Ruth Williams | August 21, 2014

Hummingbirds perceive sweetness through a receptor with which other vertebrates taste savory foods. 

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Lab-Grown 3-D Brain Tissue Mimics Cortex

By Kerry Grens | August 11, 2014

From cortical neurons, researchers have engineered rat tissue that formed complex networks of functioning neurons and appeared to behave normally after an injury.

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Molecular Neuroscientist Dies

By Tracy Vence | August 11, 2014

Stephen Heinemann, who along with his colleagues identified the genes encoding the major excitatory neurotransmitter receptors in the brain, has passed away at age 75.

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