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Identity-Shifting Brain Cells

By Ruth Williams | September 10, 2015

Cortical interneurons in mice exhibit activity-dependent alterations to their characteristic firing patterns.


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Hearing Discrepancy Probed

By Amanda B. Keener | September 1, 2015

Common in vitro experiments have distorted the true mechanics of mammalian hair cell stereocilia.


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Inner Ear Cartography

By Ruth Williams | September 1, 2015

Scientists map the position of cells within the organ of Corti.


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Inner Ear Undertakers

By Kerry Grens | September 1, 2015

Support cells in the inner ear respond differently to two drugs that kill hair cells.


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The Regenerators

By Amanda B. Keener | September 1, 2015

A molecular signature makes it possible to trace the details of hair cell replacement in the mammalian inner ear.

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Two Papers Pulled for Figure Fraud

By Kerry Grens | August 17, 2015

A University of Florida investigation has found the lead author on both studies faked data on stress response in Caenorhabditis elegans.


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Irisin Redeemed

By Anna Azvolinsky | August 13, 2015

Researchers who first identified irisin quantitate levels of the hormone in human blood and show it is released during exercise.  


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Book Excerpt from Life on the Edge

By Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili | August 1, 2015

In Chapter 4, “The quantum beat,” authors Johnjoe McFadden and Jim Al-Khalili rethink Newton’s apple from a quantum-biological perspective.


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Leaving an Imprint

By Anna Azvolinsky | August 1, 2015

Among the first to discover epigenetic reprogramming during mammalian development, Wolf Reik has been studying the dynamics of the epigenome for 30 years.

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Messages in the Noise

By Sarah C.P. Williams | August 1, 2015

After spending more than a decade developing tools to study patterns in gene sequences, bioinformaticians are now working on programs to analyze epigenomics data.


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