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The 10-micrometer-long flagellate cell might have a big story to tell about the evolution of eukaryotes.

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Telomere Length and Childhood Stress Don’t Always Correlate

By | November 17, 2017

Shorter telomere length is widely considered a manifestation of stress in young children, but the results of a new study find it’s more complicated than that.  

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Genetic Mutation in Amish Linked to Longer Life

By | November 16, 2017

Mutations in both copies of SERPINE1 can result in blood clotting disorders, but carriers might enjoy longer lifespan and health benefits. 

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New techniques for activating or suppressing neural activity by zapping the skull’s surface allow researchers to target smaller and deeper areas of the brain.

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Image of the Day: Starved Worm

By | November 14, 2017

A heat map of gene expression provides insights on the genes that help C. elegans survive severe caloric restriction.  

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Research Links Gut Health to Neurodegeneration

By | November 13, 2017

Rodent studies presented at the Society for Neuroscience meeting this week tie pathologies in the gastrointestinal tract or microbiome composition with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.

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Studies Yield Clues to Roots of Gulf War Illness

By | November 13, 2017

Presentations at the Society for Neuroscience meeting point to changes in neurons and connectivity between brain regions as potential components of the enigmatic condition.

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Image of the Day: Fruit Fly Factory 

By | November 10, 2017

A fruit fly ovary can contain up to 20 eggs at a time. 

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Image of the Day: Red Alert

By | November 9, 2017

Researchers unveil the neural basis of alertness in larval zebrafish.   

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Image of the Day: Fragile X

By | November 7, 2017

Researchers uncover the central role of a protein linked to Fragile X Syndrome in mice, one of the leading causes of autism and intellectual disability.

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