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Exercise Can Erase Memories

By Ruth Williams | May 8, 2014

Running causes rodents to forget their fears in part because of increased hippocampal neurogenesis, a study shows.


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Back from the Blacklist?

By Jef Akst | May 8, 2014

Disgraced psychology researcher Marc Hauser, who was found guilty of data fabrication and falsification during his time at Harvard, publishes two new papers.

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Week in Review: April 28–May 2

By Tracy Vence | May 2, 2014

Male scientists stress mice out; using SCNT to reprogram adult cells; acetate can reach mouse brain, reduce appetite; WHO sounds “post-antibiotic era” alarm


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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | May 1, 2014

Madness and Memory, Promoting the Planck Club, The Carnivore Way, and The Tale of the Dueling Neurosurgeons


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By Rina Shaikh-Lesko and Jef Akst | May 1, 2014

Meet some of the people featured in the May 2014 issue of The Scientist


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Hear Ye, Hear Ye

By Sarah C.P. Williams | May 1, 2014

Tools for tracking quorum-sensing signals in bacterial colonies


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Long-Distance Call

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 1, 2014

Neurons may use interferon signals transmitted over great distances to fend off viral infection.


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Sophie Dumont: Forces at Play

By Kerry Grens | May 1, 2014

Assistant Professor, Department of Cell & Tissue Biology, University of California, San Francisco. Age: 38


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The Skin We’re In

By Robert Norman | May 1, 2014

Beneath maladies of the skin lie psychosocial stigma and pain.

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By Anjan Chatterjee | May 1, 2014

Researchers unravel the biology of beauty and art.

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