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Week in Review: October 24–28

By Bob Grant | October 27, 2016

Patient Zero exonerated; Jack Woodall dies; Wolbachia-harboring mosquitoes deployed in fight against Zika; implanted neurons function in adult mouse brain 

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How Experience Shapes Adult Neurogenesis

By Ruth Williams | October 27, 2016

Interneurons and mature granule cells in the adult mouse brain are critical for newborn neurons’ responses to novel environments.

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In vivo imaging reveals how grafted embryonic brain cells grow, connect, and mature into contributing members of damaged visual pathways in adult mice.

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As people continue to tell tall tales, fMRI data show certain brain regions become less busy.

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Zika Update

By Jef Akst | October 24, 2016

Virus’s effect on RNA methylation; identifying brain cells targeted by Zika; virus found in vaginal secretions for two weeks after infection; updated CDC recommendations for Miami

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Nascent Neurons Journey Through Newborn Brain

By Anna Azvolinsky | October 6, 2016

Young cells make their way to the frontal lobe to create new circuits in the brains of infants, researchers report. 

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Influential Alzheimer’s Researcher Dies

By Jef Akst | October 6, 2016

Allen Roses, a professor of neurobiology at Duke University School of Medicine, has passed away at age 73.

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Bigger-Brained Species Have Longer Yawns

By Kerry Grens | October 5, 2016

Yawn duration also correlates with the number of cortical neurons, according to a study.

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Zika Infects Adult Monkeys’ Brains

By Kerry Grens | October 5, 2016

A laboratory study finds the virus in the cerebellum in addition to body fluids.

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Evidence Lacking for Brain-Training Products

By Ben Andrew Henry | October 4, 2016

A literature review finds little evidence that commercial brain-training games can improve everyday cognitive performance, citing methodological shortcomings.

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