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Pain and Itch Neurons Found

By Kerry Grens | March 31, 2015

Inhibitory nerve cells in the spinal cord stop the transmission of pain and itch signals in mice.

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Ebola Vax Trial Update

By Jef Akst | March 26, 2015

A novel Ebola vaccine being tested in China is safe and provokes a notable immune response in people, according to a Phase 1 trial.

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Short, Strong Signals

By Ruth Williams | March 25, 2015

Methylation increases both the activity and instability of the signaling protein Notch.

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Opinion: Can the Brain Be Trained?

By Erin Abner | March 23, 2015

Online brain-training is gaining popularity, but so far little evidence exists to support claims of improved cognition.

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Researchers Unearth Cervantes’s Tomb

By Bob Grant | March 19, 2015

A convent in Madrid may contain some of the Spanish literary giant’s remains, forensic experts say.

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T Cells of the Skin

By Ruth Williams | March 18, 2015

A census of adaptive immune system components in human skin reveals a variety of resident and traveling memory T cells.

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Stimulating Neurons with Light and Gold

By Jef Akst | March 12, 2015

Researchers develop a technique to trigger neural activity in culture using light to heat gold nanoparticles.

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Herpes Vax Shows Promise

By Jef Akst | March 12, 2015

A vaccine candidate against herpes simplex virus type 2 provides complete protection against infection in mice, with no evidence of latent virus.

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Human Brain Project Reviewed

By Bob Grant | March 10, 2015

After weathering serious criticism last year, the European Commission–backed effort to map the brain’s neural connections must reform or die, a review panel says.

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Modifying Memories During Sleep

By Anna Azvolinsky | March 9, 2015

Researchers create a link between a location and a reward in sleeping mice.

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