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Upping a gene’s expression in rat brains made them better learners and normalized the activity of hundreds of other genes to resemble the brains of younger animals.

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Single-cell genome analyses reveal the amount of mutations a human brain cell will collect from its fetal beginnings until death.

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Antiviral Immunotherapy Comes of Age

By | December 4, 2017

T-cell therapies are not just for cancer. Researchers are also advancing immunotherapy methods to protect bone marrow transplant patients from viral infections. 

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Book Excerpt from Jane on the Brain

By | December 1, 2017

In chapter 3, “The Sense of Sensibility,” author Wendy Jones uses scenes from one of Jane Austen’s most celebrated novels to illustrate the functioning of the body’s stress response system.

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A single receptor on natural killer cells recognizes an amino acid sequence conserved across Zika, dengue, and related pathogens.

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Aggressive little marine predators, mantis shrimps possess a mushroom body that appears identical to the one found in insects.

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Researchers Make Knockout Stem Cell Lines in One Step

By | December 1, 2017

Combining gene editing and stem-cell induction improves efficiency of functional genetic analyses.

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Sense, Sensibility, and Neuroscience

By | December 1, 2017

Jane Austen can teach us a lot about how our brains handle uncertainty.

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Infographic: Combo Method of Stem Cell Generation

By | December 1, 2017

Simultaneous exposure to reprogramming and gene-editing plasmids efficiently produces edited pluripotent colonies.

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Activating genes for reprogramming factors for a short time transforms large numbers of differentiated cells into multipotent forms that could be useful for cell-based therapies.

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