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Mental Speedometer Cells

By Amanda B. Keener | July 15, 2015

Scientists identify neurons that track speed in the brains of moving rats.

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Three Monkey Brains, One Robotic Arm

By Jef Akst | July 10, 2015

Researchers network the brains of three monkeys to create a “living computer” that can steer an image of a robotic arm toward a target.

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Gene Therapy Fixes Mouse Hearing

By Kerry Grens | July 9, 2015

Expressing a gene for a component of the inner ear’s hair cells treated a form of genetic deafness.

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Can We Smell A Trillion Odors?

By Kerry Grens | July 8, 2015

A reanalysis calls into question a year-old claim that humans can decipher at least 1 trillion different scents.

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CF Gene Therapy Shows Promise

By Jef Akst | July 6, 2015

The results of a Phase 2 trial suggest that delivering normal copies of the gene that causes cystic fibrosis may slow lung decline.

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Novel Hantavirus Infection Method

By Bob Grant | July 3, 2015

Researchers find that the potentially deadly virus uses cholesterol to gain access to cells.

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Cuba Ends Mother-To-Child HIV

By Bob Grant | July 2, 2015

The Caribbean nation is the first to effectively eliminate the prenatal transmission of syphilis and the virus that causes AIDS, according to the World Health Organization.

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MERS Help on the Horizon?

By Jef Akst | July 1, 2015

New research finds that a treatment for Middle East respiratory syndrome can prevent and treat the disease in mice, while an experimental vaccine moves into human testing.

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Breaking Down Barriers

By Carina Storrs | July 1, 2015

Finding and recruiting diverse populations for clinical studies

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Capsule Reviews

By Bob Grant | July 1, 2015

Stoned, Anxious, The Deeper Genome, and Testosterone

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