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The Mechanical Body

By Cristina Luiggi | July 26, 2012

“The body is a fascinating machine,” says Sandra Shefelbine, a biomechanics expert at Imperial College, London, in this 3-minute educational video by the Wellcome Trust illustrating the principles of muscle movement. “And we don’t understand most of

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Neurosurgeons Banned from Research

By Cristina Luiggi | July 24, 2012

After treating terminally ill patients with an unauthorized experimental probiotic procedure, two California doctors can no longer participated in human research.

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Decoding Monkey Thoughts

By Cristina Luiggi | July 23, 2012

Researchers can see the differences in the neuronal activity of monkeys that use different strategies to reach out to a target.

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Batman Shooter Is Former Neuroscience Student

By Bob Grant | July 20, 2012

The University of Colorado graduate student who allegedly killed 12 and injured dozens more in a crowded movie theater last night seemed “normal” just a few months earlier, a fellow researcher recalls.

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Small-Brained Fish Make More Babies

By Edyta Zielinska | July 12, 2012

Guppies with experimentally shrunken brains produced more offspring than guppies bred for larger noggins, confirming a long suspected tradeoff of bigger brains.

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Natural Alzheimer’s Protection

By Sabrina Richards | July 11, 2012

Researchers identify a gene variant that reduces risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | July 1, 2012

Evolving, The Moral Molecule, Aping Mankind, and Experiment Eleven

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Brain Mosaic

By Sabrina Richards | July 1, 2012

Retrotransposons contribute to genetic variability in human brain cells.

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SNAREs at the Synapse

By Megan Scudellari | July 1, 2012

Using tiny lipid discs, scientists resolve contradictory evidence about how many proteins are required for neurotransmitter release.

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Natural Antidepressant Discovered

By Sabrina Richards | June 25, 2012

A newly recognized chemical factor in the brain, called neuritin, regulates plasticity and may play a role in depression.

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