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Hormone Loss Prevents Obesity and Diabetes in Mice

By | November 6, 2017

Asprosin—involved in a rare disease called neonatal progeroid syndrome—targets neurons to stimulate appetite, and blocking the hormone wards off weight gain in rodents.

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Equivocal Findings of Alzheimer’s Trial Using Young Blood

By | November 6, 2017

A team of Stanford University researchers say that administering young people’s blood plasma to Alzheimer’s patients could improve cognitive function, but the results have been criticized.

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The Genetic Strategies of Dealing with High Altitude

By | November 2, 2017

Andean highlander genomes possess cardiovascular-related variants, while populations from other regions evolved different solutions to manage the lack of oxygen.

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Image of the Day: Neurons Unveiled

By | November 2, 2017

Researchers have succeeded in mapping the complex paths of 300 neurons in the mouse brain.

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In people with epilepsy, transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS) does not affect memory-related brainwaves as widely claimed, researchers report.

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Opinion: How to Define Cell Type

By , , and | November 1, 2017

Advances in single-cell technologies have revealed vast differences between cells once thought to be in the same category, calling into question how we define cell type in the first place.

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Image of the Day: Fish Eye Lens

By | November 1, 2017

Researchers develop a new method to highlight specific cells that reside in the lens of a zebrafish.

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An Eye Scan for Alzheimer’s Disease?

By | November 1, 2017

Researchers aim for a routine screen to detect the neurodegenerative disease—decades before symptoms appear.

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Contributors

By | November 1, 2017

Meet some of the people featured in the November 2017 issue of The Scientist.

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Fast-Tracking Sexual Maturation

By | November 1, 2017

The brains and bodies of young female rats can be accelerated into puberty by the presence of an older male or by stimulation of the genitals.

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