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Learning Enhances Synapses Between “Memory Cells” in Mice
Learning Enhances Synapses Between “Memory Cells” in Mice
Diana Kwon | Apr 26, 2018
A new technique reveals certain neuronal connections grow larger and denser when memories are made.
Worms’ Magnetic Sense Questioned
Worms’ Magnetic Sense Questioned
Abby Olena | Apr 25, 2018
Unsuccessful attempts to reproduce the results of a 2015 study reporting that C. elegans orient themselves by Earth’s magnetic field spark debate among researchers.
Preterm Labor May Be Sparked by Fetal Immune Reaction
Preterm Labor May Be Sparked by Fetal Immune Reaction
Ruth Williams | Apr 25, 2018
Immune cells targeting maternal antigens are abundant in the blood of premature infants, suggesting fetal intolerance of mom may instigate early labor.  
Mitochondria’s Bacterial Origins Upended
Mitochondria’s Bacterial Origins Upended
Shawna Williams | Apr 25, 2018
Contrary to some hypotheses, the organelles did not descend from any known lineage of Alphaproteobacteria, researchers find.
Fungus Repurposed a Bacterial Gene to Sense Gravity with Crystals
Fungus Repurposed a Bacterial Gene to Sense Gravity with Crystals
Viviane Callier | Apr 24, 2018
Rather than getting a gene for its original function, a horizontal gene transfer provides the raw material for evolutionary innovation.
Inside the OSTP: Q&A With a Senior Science Policy Advisor
Inside the OSTP: Q&A With a Senior Science Policy Advisor
Shawna Williams | Apr 18, 2018
Sara Brenner discusses why she took a break from academia to join the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy, and what she hopes to accomplish there.
RNA Injection Restores Hearing in Guinea Pigs
RNA Injection Restores Hearing in Guinea Pigs
Abby Olena | Apr 18, 2018
Researchers deliver small interfering RNAs loaded into nanoparticles into the ears of adult guinea pigs to regenerate hair cells damaged by noise.
Human Brain Organoids Thrive in Mouse Brains
Human Brain Organoids Thrive in Mouse Brains
Ashley Yeager | Apr 16, 2018
After implantation, the tissue developed blood vessels and became integrated into neuronal networks in the animals’ brains.
The Second March for Science a Smaller Affair
The Second March for Science a Smaller Affair
Jim Daley, Ashley Yeager, Shawna Williams | Apr 14, 2018
Many cities around the globe, including Washington, DC, saw shrunken crowd sizes, and numerous events turned into rallies rather than processions.
Scenes from the 2018 March for Science
Scenes from the 2018 March for Science
Jim Daley, Ashley Yeager, Shawna Williams | Apr 14, 2018
“I'm not a mad scientist. I'm absolutely furious.”