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Additional #IceBucketChallenge Payoffs

By Jef Akst | July 28, 2016

Researchers identify a new ALS-associated gene thanks to funds generated by the social media challenge that went viral in summer 2014.

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Man and Bird Chat While Honey Hunting

By Bob Grant | July 25, 2016

A study suggests that humans and avians in sub-Saharan Africa communicate to find and mutually benefit from the sweet booty.

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Different Brains, Similar Wiring

By Tanya Lewis | July 22, 2016

The brains of primates and mice follow the same exponential rule of connectivity, according to a study.

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Neurons Compete to Form Memories

By Tanya Lewis | July 21, 2016

The same populations of brain cells encode memories that occur close together in time, according to new research.

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Primates, Gut Microbes Evolved Together

By Anna Azvolinsky | July 21, 2016

Symbiotic gut bacteria evolved and diverged along with ape and human lineages, researchers find. 

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How Type 2 Diabetes Affects the Brain

By Mallory Locklear | July 21, 2016

The results of studies on humans and zebrafish suggest how hyperglycemia can cause cognitive deficits.

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Mapping the Human Connectome

By Tanya Lewis | July 20, 2016

A new map of human cortex combines data from multiple imaging modalities and comprises 180 distinct regions.

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A 3-D carbon nanotube mesh enables rat spinal tissue sections to reconnect in culture.

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Another Dinosaur with Short Arms Discovered

By Alison F. Takemura | July 14, 2016

Gualicho shinyae evolved small limbs independently of T. rex, researchers report.

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Allen Institute Launches Brain Observatory

By Tanya Lewis | July 13, 2016

The first data include real-time neural activity in the visual cortex of mice observing pictures and videos.

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