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New Legs to Stand On
New Legs to Stand On
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jun 1, 2015
Reconstructing the past using ancient DNA
Lost Memories Reactivated in Mice
Lost Memories Reactivated in Mice
Kerry Grens | May 29, 2015
Using optogenetics, researchers excite selected neurons to reinstate a fear memory that had been blocked.
Gene Linked to Pain Insensitivity
Gene Linked to Pain Insensitivity
Kerry Grens | May 27, 2015
People with a congenital disorder that makes them unable to feel pain have mutations in a histone-modifying gene. 
Light Sensors in Cephalopod Skin
Light Sensors in Cephalopod Skin
Kerry Grens | May 21, 2015
Squid, cuttlefish, and octopuses possess vision machinery in their skin.
Image of the Day: Amazing Astrocytes
Image of the Day: Amazing Astrocytes
The Scientist Staff | May 19, 2015
They aren't neurons, but in rats, glial cells in the brain called astrocytes (red) play a major role in repetitive motions like chewing and breathing.
Opinion: New Models for ASDs
Opinion: New Models for ASDs
Alysson R. Muotri | May 14, 2015
The study of mini “brains” in a dish, derived from patient cells, offers a novel approach for autism spectrum disorder research.
Prominent Cell Biologist Dies
Prominent Cell Biologist Dies
Kerry Grens | May 4, 2015
Cytoskeleton specialist Alan Hall was best known for unpacking the roles of Rho GTPases.   
Mouse Mind Control
Mouse Mind Control
Jef Akst | May 4, 2015
Researchers use chemicals to manipulate the behavior of mice.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | May 1, 2015
The Genealogy of a Gene, On the Move, The Chimp and the River, and Domesticated
Targeted Information in the Rat Brain
Targeted Information in the Rat Brain
Ruth Williams | Apr 30, 2015
A study shows that the hippocampus selects which information to send, and where, during different behaviors.