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Mapping the Human Connectome

By Tanya Lewis | July 20, 2016

A new map of human cortex combines data from multiple imaging modalities and comprises 180 distinct regions.

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More than half of the world’s land may have passed the threshold that threatens long-term sustainable development, researchers report.


A 3-D carbon nanotube mesh enables rat spinal tissue sections to reconnect in culture.


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Allen Institute Launches Brain Observatory

By Tanya Lewis | July 13, 2016

The first data include real-time neural activity in the visual cortex of mice observing pictures and videos.


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Hot Off the Presses

By Bob Grant | July 1, 2016

The Scientist reviews Serendipity, Complexity, The Human Superorgasism, and Love and Ruin


image: Peter Tyack: Marine Mammal Communications

Peter Tyack: Marine Mammal Communications

By Anna Azvolinsky | July 1, 2016

The University of St. Andrews behavioral ecologist studies the social structures and behaviors of whales and dolphins, recording and analyzing their acoustic communications.


image: Submerged Pigs Inform Forensics

Submerged Pigs Inform Forensics

By Jef Akst | July 1, 2016

Watching the decomposition of pig carcasses anchored to the seafloor is helping forensic researchers understand what to expect of human remains dumped in the ocean.


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Well-Brined Pork

By The Scientist Staff | July 1, 2016

Watch what happens when marine organisms have their way with a sunken pig carcass.


image: Immune Cells' Roles in Tissue Maintenance and Repair

Immune Cells' Roles in Tissue Maintenance and Repair

By Waleed Rahmani, Sarthak Sinha, and Jeff Biernaskie | July 1, 2016

The cells of the mammalian immune system do more than just fight off pathogens; they are also important players in stem cell function and are thus crucial for maintaining homeostasis and recovering from injury.


image: Single-Cell RNA Sequencing Reveals Neuronal Diversity

Single-Cell RNA Sequencing Reveals Neuronal Diversity

By Catherine Offord | June 23, 2016

Using a new approach to analyze the transcriptomes of thousands of individual cell nuclei in postmortem brains, researchers identify multiple neuronal subtypes.


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