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Beyond Nature vs. Nurture

By Darlene Francis and Daniela Kaufer | October 1, 2011

Researchers studying differences in how individuals respond to stress are finding that genes are malleable and environments can be deterministic.

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Book Excerpt from Future Science: Essays From the Cutting Edge

By Darlene Francis and Daniela Kaufer | October 1, 2011

In an essay entitled "Nurture, Nature, and the Stress That is Life," neurobiologists Darlene Francis and Daniela Kaufer envision a future where science moves past the nature vs. nurture debate in considering differences in human behavioral responses to stress.

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Interview: Speaking of Memory

By Edyta Zielinska | October 1, 2011

Considered a renegade by his peers, Nobel Prize-winner Eric Kandel used a simple model to probe the neural circuitry of memory.

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Kandel on Neuroscience

By Edyta Zielinska | October 1, 2011

Eric Kandel, winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for his work on signal transduction in the nervous system, chats about the ever-changing field of neuroscience, funding, his students, and what he hopes science will accomplish.

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Animal Electricity, circa 1781

By Jessica P. Johnson | September 28, 2011

How an Italian scientist doing Frankenstein-like experiments on dead frogs discovered that the body is powered by electrical impulses.

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Next Generation: Neuronal Monkey Bars

By Kerry Grens | September 23, 2011

Three-dimensional scaffolds for growing and guiding neurons are getting smaller and more tailored in design.

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Five Life-Science MacArthur Winners

By Edyta Zielinska | September 22, 2011

This year’s winners research topics ranging from stem cell regulation to brain damage from football injuries.

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Why the Thai HIV Vax Trial Worked

By Bob Grant | September 19, 2011

New molecular analyses yield clues to the success of a 2009 human HIV vaccine study.

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Next Generation: All-In-One In Vivo Scope

By Kerry Grens | September 16, 2011

Researchers package a fluorescence microscope—including the light and camera—that can image the brain of a freely moving mouse.

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Contagion: Science Fact?

By Tia Ghose | September 16, 2011

Soderbergh’s new pandemic thriller gets a lot of the science right, but does contain a few unlikely details.

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