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Big Data and the Brain

By Tracy Vence | December 8, 2014

Advances in imaging have inundated neuroscientists with massive amounts of information on synaptic connections, among other things. The challenge now is to understand it all.

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Shoring Up Golgi To Slow Alzheimer’s

By Kerry Grens | December 8, 2014

Blocking activity of a kinase in a mouse model protects Golgi in cells and reduces the build-up of amyloid β, a primary component of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Bat Navigation Revealed

By Bob Grant | December 4, 2014

As the flying mammals navigate complex environments, they make use of specialized brain cells that cooperate to build a coordinate system that works in three dimensions.

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Missing Brains Found

By Kerry Grens | December 3, 2014

About 100 human brains belonging to a university collection thought lost have turned up at another campus. 

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Viviana Gradinaru: Clearing the Way

By Kerry Grens | December 1, 2014

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology and Biological Engineering, Caltech. Age: 33

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Clearly a Mouse

By Kerry Grens | December 1, 2014

December 2014's Scientist to Watch, Viviana Gradinaru, helped develop CLARITY, a method for making transparent mice.

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Neuroimaging Graces Times Square

By Kerry Grens | November 26, 2014

A film showcasing stunning images of brain structures is lighting up New York City billboards for three minutes each night.

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Tapeworm Inhabits Man’s Brain for Years

By Bob Grant | November 24, 2014

Researchers sequence a rare species of parasitic worm pulled from a patient’s cerebrum, where it was causing seizures, headaches, and flashbacks.

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Similarities and Differences

By Molly Sharlach | November 21, 2014

Results from the Mouse ENCODE project point to key divergences in gene regulation architecture compared to humans.

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Brain Structure Rediscovered

By Jef Akst | November 20, 2014

First described in the late 19th century, then lost from the literature for more than 100 years, the vertical occipital fasciculus appears to be important in visual processing.

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