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August 1, 2011

Meet some of the people featured in the August 2011 issue of The Scientist.

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Fisheries scientist ordered to refuse interviews about research on salmon decline.

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Chimp Brains Don’t Shrink with Age

By | July 25, 2011

Unlike human brains, chimpanzee brains don’t get smaller as they age, suggesting that pronounced neurological decline is a uniquely human byproduct of our oversized brains and extreme longevity.

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Behavior Brief

By | July 25, 2011

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Learning Addiction

By | July 13, 2011

Eleanor Simpson, a neuroscientist at Columbia University Medical Center, discusses a recent Nature paper that probes dopamine's role in helping animals make positive associations to stimuli that herald pleasurable outcomes (such as the handing out of food).

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Behavior Brief

By | July 13, 2011

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Circadian Signs of Aging

By | July 13, 2011

The neural nexus of the circadian clock shows signs of functional decline as mice age, providing clues as to why sleep patterns tend to change as people grow older.

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Repeated Regeneration

By | July 12, 2011

A 16-year-long newt study finds that regeneration remains efficient with repetition and age.

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Top 7 in Developmental Biology

By | July 12, 2011

A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in developmental biology and related areas, from Faculty of 1000.

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Cough Syrup Treats MS?

By | July 11, 2011

Researchers find that an ingredient in common cough medicine improves multiple sclerosis symptoms in animal models.

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