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Reversing Cocaine’s Effects with Light

By Ruth Williams | December 7, 2011

Researchers use optogenetics to reverse drug-induced brain and behavioral changes.

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Brain Evolution at a Distance

By Hannah Waters | December 6, 2011

Gene expression controlled from afar may have spurred the spurt in brain evolution that led to modern humans.

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A Possible Ebola Vaccine?

By Tia Ghose | December 5, 2011

A new Ebola vaccine candidate protects mice against death and can be produced quickly in response to a bioterrorism threat.

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Cancer Immunotherapy Pioneer Dies

By Edyta Zielinska | December 2, 2011

Lloyd Old, a researcher and former administrator of two cancer research institutes, passed away this week.

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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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