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Bad Blood

By Kerry Grens | November 1, 2013

A rare bleeding disorder leads scientists to uncover an unusual blood component that might be common to us all.

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Exploring the Neuron Forest

By Mary Beth Aberlin | November 1, 2013

Innovations in imaging techniques and genetic sequencing take neuroscience to a new level.


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Lozano on DBS

By Andres Lozano | November 1, 2013

Neurosurgeon Andres Lozano discusses deep-brain stimulation in this TEDx talk.


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Thomas Gregor: Biological Quantifier

By Anna Azvolinsky | November 1, 2013

Assistant Professor, Physics, Princeton University. Age: 39


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The Psychiatrist’s Jigsaw

By Megan Scudellari | November 1, 2013

Researchers are piecing together the devilishly complex sets of genetic alterations underlying schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.


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Waste-Management Consultant

By Megan Scudellari | November 1, 2013

By audaciously pursuing an abandoned area of research, Ana María Cuervo discovered how cells selectively break down their waste, and revealed the health consequences when that process malfunctions.


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Male Mosquitoes Trigger Egg Production

By Jef Akst | October 29, 2013

Malaria-transmitting female Anopheles gambiae develop eggs upon mating as a result of a steroid hormone injected into them by males.

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Tuning the Brain

By Andres Lozano | October 28, 2013

Deep-brain stimulation is allowing neurosurgeons to adjust the neural activity in specific brain regions to treat thousands of patients with myriad neurological disorders.


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DARPA Supports Brain Treatment

By Jef Akst | October 28, 2013

Brain-implant technologies just got a vote of government confidence, as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency announces an investment of $70 million over five years.

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About Face

By Abby Olena | October 25, 2013

Researchers show that genetic enhancer elements likely contribute to face shape in mice.


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