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To Retain a Brain

By Karen Zusi | January 1, 2016

Exceptional neural fossil preservation helps answer questions about ancient arthropod evolution.

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Legacies Left Behind in 2015

By Karen Zusi | December 31, 2015

A look at the contributions of some of the prominent researchers who died this year


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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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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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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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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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BRCA1 Linked to Alzheimer’s

By Jef Akst | November 30, 2015

The cancer-related protein BRCA1 is important for learning and memory in mice and is depleted in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients, according to a study.


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Cortical Census

By Ruth Williams | November 26, 2015

Scientists document the characteristics and connections of mouse neocortical neurons to establish the most detailed microcircuit map to date.

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Gut Bugs to Brain: You’re Stuffed

By Kerry Grens | November 24, 2015

Bacteria in the intestine produce proteins that stop rodents from eating.


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