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Top Technical Advances 2015

By Kerry Grens | December 24, 2015

The Scientist’s choice of major improvements in imaging, optogenetics, single-cell analyses, and CRISPR


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Genes’ Cycles Change with Age

By Kerry Grens | December 23, 2015

As the rhythmic expression of many genes falls out of sync in older human brains, a subset of transcripts gain rhythmicity with age.


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CIRM Ups Translational Velocity

By Bob Grant | December 21, 2015

California’s stem cell agency unveiled a 5-year plan that includes starting 50 new clinical trials.


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Algal Toxin Hurts Sea Lion Memory

By Kerry Grens | December 16, 2015

Results could explain why the marine mammals have been stranding on the West coast in record numbers.


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“Ghost Fibers” Help Heal Muscle Injury

By Karen Zusi | December 15, 2015

Injured muscle cells leave behind organized collagen fibers that act as scaffolding for new tissue growth.

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Complications of Brain Manipulations

By Ruth Williams | December 9, 2015

The complex connectivities of mammalian and avian brains can confound the outcomes of transient neural manipulations, researchers show.


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Owl Be Darned

By The Scientist Staff | December 4, 2015

Researchers studying city-dwelling birds are learning about which animals are more suited to urban life.

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A Rainforest Chorus

By Karen Zusi | December 1, 2015

Researchers measure the health of Papua New Guinea’s forests by analyzing the ecological soundscape.


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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | December 1, 2015

Welcome to the Microbiome, The Paradox of Evolution, Newton's Apple, and Dawn of the Neuron.


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Family Ties

By Mary Beth Aberlin | December 1, 2015

There’s more to inheritance than genes.


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