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Mother’s Microbes Protect Baby’s Brain

By Ruth Williams | November 19, 2014

Bacteria in the gut of a pregnant mouse strengthen the blood-brain barrier of her developing fetus.

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Monkeys Learn to Steer Wheelchair

By Jef Akst | November 19, 2014

A brain-computer interface uses the animals’ brain activity to steer them to a food reward.

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Neurons Regenerate in Rat Spinal Cord

By Jef Akst | November 18, 2014

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, demonstrate that neural progenitor cells grafted into injured rat spinal cords can grow long axons and connect to host neurons.

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Dangers of Eating During Sleep Time

By Jef Akst | November 18, 2014

A mouse study shows that eating at the wrong time of day can impact hippocampal function.

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Maternal Inflammation Impacts Offspring

By Jef Akst | November 17, 2014

A mom’s stress could lead to changes in her offspring’s brains that can affect the physiology and behavior of the young, researchers report at the Society for Neuroscience annual meeting.   

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Mapping the Emotional Body

By Jef Akst | November 17, 2014

Researchers studying neurons that respond to gentle touch reveal that people find strokes on another person's back and shoulder more pleasurable than strokes to the forearm and hand.

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Species-Specific

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | November 17, 2014

Scientists uncover striking differences between mouse and human gene expression across a variety of tissues.

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Week in Review: November 10–14

By Jef Akst | November 14, 2014

Funding for African science; microbiome studies may have contamination worries; mind-controlled gene expression; DNA record keeper

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How a Memory Is Made

By Molly Sharlach | November 13, 2014

Transcription factor levels dictate which neurons in a network store a memory.

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Funding Research in Africa

By Paula Park | November 12, 2014

The ongoing Ebola epidemic in West Africa is drawing more money to study the virus, but what about funding for African science in general?

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