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Bones in Ancient Tomb Are of Newly Discovered Ape Genus
Bones in Ancient Tomb Are of Newly Discovered Ape Genus
The now-extinct gibbon was buried with the grandmother of China’s first emperor and her many pets.
Bones in Ancient Tomb Are of Newly Discovered Ape Genus
Bones in Ancient Tomb Are of Newly Discovered Ape Genus

The now-extinct gibbon was buried with the grandmother of China’s first emperor and her many pets.

The now-extinct gibbon was buried with the grandmother of China’s first emperor and her many pets.

neuroscience, techniques, evolution
Image of the Day: Remodeled
Image of the Day: Remodeled
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 25, 2018

Researchers use CRISPR-Cas9 to create transgenic Hydractinia symbiolongicarpus, a cnidarian, for the first time.

Herpes Viruses Implicated in Alzheimer’s Disease
Herpes Viruses Implicated in Alzheimer’s Disease
Anna Azvolinsky | Jun 21, 2018

A new study shows that the brains of Alzheimer’s disease patients have a greater viral load, while another study in mice shows infection leads to amyloid-β build up.

Koko the Signing Gorilla Dies at 46
Koko the Signing Gorilla Dies at 46
Shawna Williams | Jun 21, 2018
The primate was famous for her ability to communicate with humans.
Dopamine Neuron Implants Ease Parkinson’s Symptoms in Monkeys
Dopamine Neuron Implants Ease Parkinson’s Symptoms in Monkeys
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 20, 2018
The stem cell–derived transplants were stable for 24 months and led to wide-ranging behavioral improvements in the monkeys.  
Novel Method Could Accelerate DNA Synthesis
Novel Method Could Accelerate DNA Synthesis
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 19, 2018
The new technique uses an enzyme found in vertebrate immune systems to attach nucleotides to a growing strand.  
Deadly Wasting Syndrome Genetically Altered Sea Stars: Study
Deadly Wasting Syndrome Genetically Altered Sea Stars: Study
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 19, 2018
The surviving animals may have evolved genes that provided an advantage in fighting the disease.  
Pancreatic Cell Size Negatively Relates to Lifespan in Mammals
Pancreatic Cell Size Negatively Relates to Lifespan in Mammals
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 19, 2018
Species with larger pancreatic cells tend to have shorter lives, according to a study.  
Image of the Day: Bend and Stretch
Image of the Day: Bend and Stretch
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 15, 2018
Circuits made from a novel material are more flexible than ever before.  
Image of the Day: Memory Jogger
Image of the Day: Memory Jogger
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 12, 2018
Scientists can livestream how the mouse brain’s hippocampus maps the physical world and accesses those memories.