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Allen Institute Launches Brain Observatory

By Tanya Lewis | July 13, 2016

The first data include real-time neural activity in the visual cortex of mice observing pictures and videos.

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How High Fat and Insulin Levels May Lead to Diabetes

By Barbara E. Corkey | July 1, 2016

Lipids and insulin play important roles in blood sugar regulation, and altered levels of either could kick start metabolic dysfunction.

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What Causes Type 2 Diabetes?

By Barbara E. Corkey | July 1, 2016

Insulin resistance and high levels of insulin and lipids all precede the development of metabolic dysfunction. Which metabolic factor is to blame?

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Immune Cells' Roles in Tissue Maintenance and Repair

By Waleed Rahmani, Sarthak Sinha, and Jeff Biernaskie | July 1, 2016

The cells of the mammalian immune system do more than just fight off pathogens; they are also important players in stem cell function and are thus crucial for maintaining homeostasis and recovering from injury.

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Single-Cell RNA Sequencing Reveals Neuronal Diversity

By Catherine Offord | June 23, 2016

Using a new approach to analyze the transcriptomes of thousands of individual cell nuclei in postmortem brains, researchers identify multiple neuronal subtypes.

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Exercise-Induced Muscle Factor Promotes Memory

By Ruth Williams | June 23, 2016

Running releases an enzyme that is associated with memory function in mice and humans.  

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Examining Sleep’s Roles in Memory and Learning

By Ashley P. Taylor | June 13, 2016

Autonomic nervous system activity during sleep may help explain variation in the extent to which the behavior aids memory consolidation, a study shows.

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Fish Out of Water

By Bob Grant | June 7, 2016

A researcher documents electric eels jumping out of the water to shock potential threats, confirming a centuries-old anecdotal report of the behavior.

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2016 Kavli Prize Winners

By Tanya Lewis | June 2, 2016

This year’s awards honor discoveries on brain plasticity and the development of atomic force microscopy.

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Book Excerpt from Wondrous Truths

By J.D. Trout | June 1, 2016

In Chapter 2 author J.D. Trout highlights the dividing line between truth and scientific “fact.”

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