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Image of the Day: Cerebral Infiltration

By The Scientist Staff | February 11, 2013

An illustration depicting the damaging effects of a tumor (red) on structural connections within the brain

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Scaring Those Who Have No Fear

By Kate Yandell | February 5, 2013

Scientists found a way to cause panic attacks in women with amygdala damage.

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A Window into the Mind

By Bob Grant | February 1, 2013

Researchers have generated an image of thoughts flitting through the brains of zebrafish.

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Why Mice Like Massages

By Edyta Zielinska | February 1, 2013

Researchers pinpoint a gene marker for neurons sensitive to gentle touch such as grooming.

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Flickering Neurons

By Ruth Williams | February 1, 2013

Fluorescent calcium sensors in transgenic mice give a real-time readout of neuronal activity.

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Athletes Are Champion Visual Learners

By Ed Yong | January 31, 2013

Pro athletes can learn to parse a complicated moving visual scene faster than most.

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The Sound of Salt

By Sabrina Richards | January 30, 2013

A putative ion channel integral to mammalian hearing turns out to be an elusive salt-sensing chemoreceptor in nematode worms.

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Neurologist Faked Stroke Data

By Dan Cossins | January 28, 2013

A University of Wisconsin neuroscientist is found guilty of falsifying Western blots as part of his stroke research, and has requested the retraction of two papers.

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The Making of a Bully

By Bhavana Weidmann | January 25, 2013

Adolescent rats exposed to stress grow into pathologically aggressive adults, behaviors that may be explained by accompanying epigenetic changes and altered brain activity.

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Misconduct Apology

By Dan Cossins | January 18, 2013

A neurodegenerative disease researcher found guilty of fabricating results in funding applications has written an open letter of apology and clarification.

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