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Cigarette Smoking Leads to Coke?

By Jef Akst | November 4, 2011

Nicotine may alter the brain’s response to cocaine, supporting the idea that the legal drug may serve as a "gateway" to the use of illegal substances.

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Ladybug Zombies

By Cristina Luiggi | October 31, 2011

Wasps inject their larvae into ladybug abdomens, where they feast on the bugs’ insides.

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Deadly Bat Fungus Nailed Down

By Bob Grant | October 26, 2011

Scientists have made a definitive link between a recently-discovered fungus and a lethal disease wiping out bat populations in eastern North America.

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Orangutans Have Culture

By Bob Grant | October 25, 2011

A study shows that different populations of the Southeast Asian ape display and transmit specific behaviors through generations in a way similar to human cultures.

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New Genes, New Brain

By Cristina Luiggi | October 19, 2011

A bevy of genes known to be active during human fetal and infant development first appeared at the same time that the prefrontal cortex—the area of the brain associated with human intelligence and personality—took shape in primates.

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Climate-Shaped Arabidopsis Genome

By Kerry Grens | October 6, 2011

Two genome-wide studies, backed up by field experiments, identify SNPs that correlate with Arabidopsis fitness in various climates.

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Next Generation: Microfluidics for the Dish

By Kerry Grens | October 4, 2011

A new device for directing fluids is designed to deliver chemical cues directly to petri dishes without disturbing cells.

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Neuroscience

By Edyta Zeilinska | October 1, 2011

Read about beginnings of neuroscience through the eyes of Nobel Prize winner Eric Kandel, and how researchers today envision the future of the field.

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. . . And Many Happy Returns

By Mary Beth Aberlin | October 1, 2011

To the great scientific leaps witnessed during our first 25 years, and the game changers yet to come.

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A Not-So-Short Circuit?

By Edyta Zielinska | October 1, 2011

As neuroscientists look to the future of their field, they are beginning to delve into more complex factors that define our emotions and intentions.

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