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Diagnosing Ebola in 15 Minutes

By Jef Akst | June 30, 2015

A new test that scans for the Ebola virus with just a fingerprick could be a practical diagnostic for use in West Africa.

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New Human Brain Language Map

By Bob Grant | June 26, 2015

Researchers find that Wernicke’s area, thought to be the seat of language comprehension in the human brain for more than a century, is not.

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Week in Review: June 22–26

By Jef Akst | June 26, 2015

Neanderthal-human hybrid discovered; the neurobiology of fear behavior; and an insulin patch that responds to high glucose levels in mice

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The Brain on Fear

By Ruth Williams | June 25, 2015

Scientists uncover the neurons in the mouse brain responsible for linking the sight of a looming object to scared behavior.

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Edible Marijuana Labels Wrong

By Bob Grant | June 24, 2015

The dosage information on 83 percent of 75 edible marijuana products legally sold in Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles was incorrect.

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Tracing Ebola’s Evolution

By Anna Azvolinsky | June 18, 2015

Two independent teams examine the migration and evolution of the virus throughout the ongoing outbreak in West Africa.

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Hawkmoth Brains Slow During Dusk Meals

By Bob Grant | June 15, 2015

This helps the insects collect as much visual information as possible from the gently swaying flowers on which they dine.

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Ebola Virus Virulence

By Jef Akst | June 9, 2015

The strain of Ebola that has circulated in West Africa for the last year takes longer to kill macaques than the virus that caused an outbreak in Central Africa in 1976.

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Drug for Low Sex Drive in Women?

By Jef Akst | June 8, 2015

A federal advisory panel supports the US Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the first drug for female sexual dysfunction.

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The Roots of Schizophrenia

By Jef Akst | June 4, 2015

Researchers link disease-associated mutations to excitatory and inhibitory signaling in the brain.

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