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Whistle Stop

By The Scientist Staff | October 1, 2015

Visit the remote Turkish village where the musical language that residents use to communicate across valleys is elucidating how language is processed in the brain.

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Whistle While You Work Your Brain

By Kerry Grens | October 1, 2015

Communication based on whistles offers a “natural experiment” for studying how the brain processes language.

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Brain Gain

By Jef Akst | October 1, 2015

Young neurons in the adult human brain are likely critical to its function.

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Sex Differences in the Brain

By Margaret M. McCarthy | October 1, 2015

How male and female brains diverge is a hotly debated topic, but the study of model organisms points to differences that cannot be ignored.

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Endogenous Retrovirus Active in ALS

By Jef Akst | September 30, 2015

Researchers uncover evidence that a retrovirus embedded within the human genome may play a role in the pathology of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

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Alleged Scoop Sours Magnetoreceptor Collaboration

By Kerry Grens | September 21, 2015

University administrators request a retraction upon learning that one researcher scooped another’s results despite having agreed not to.

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Study: Men Get Bigger Start-Up Packages

By Jef Akst | September 17, 2015

A new analysis reveals yet another gender gap in science.

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Identity-Shifting Brain Cells

By Ruth Williams | September 10, 2015

Cortical interneurons in mice exhibit activity-dependent alterations to their characteristic firing patterns.

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Can Amyloid Spread Between Brains?

By Jef Akst | September 9, 2015

A study of deceased patients who received injections of cadaver-derived growth hormone hints at the possible transmissibility of Alzheimer’s disease. 

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Hearing Channel Components Mapped

By Kerry Grens | September 4, 2015

Localization of two proteins important for inner ear hair cell function suggests they are part of the elusive mechanotransduction channel. 

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