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The Neural Circuitry of Parental Behavior

HHMI scientists have deconstructed the brain circuits that control parenting behavior in mice, and identified discrete sets of cells that control actions, motivations, and hormonal changes involved in nurturing young animals.
9-Apr-2018 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Detailed Structure Illuminates Brain-Enhancing Drug’s Action

A drug that reverses the effects of a cellular stress response restores learning and memory in mice with concussions. Now researchers can see the atomic-scale details of how the drug interacts with its protein target.
25-Mar-2018 8:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Mosquito Brain Atlas Aims to Reveal Neural Circuitry of Behavior

HHMI researchers have built mosquitobrains.org, the first map of the female mosquito brain. The new resource may ultimately uncover the circuitry behind biting and other behaviors.
7-Mar-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Ancient DNA Tells Tales of Humans’ Migrant History

Fueled by advances in analyzing DNA from the bones of ancient humans, scientists have dramatically expanded the number of samples studied – revealing vast and surprising migrations and genetic mixing of populations in our prehistoric past.
20-Feb-2018 9:45 AM EST Add to Favorites

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CRISPR-based Technology Can Detect Viral DNA

Technology that’s been used to edit genomes can also spot snippets of DNA. Such detective work may enable rapid, reliable ways to identify infections and cancer.
14-Feb-2018 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

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Clues to Aging Found in Stem Cells’ Genomes

In fruit flies, repeating genetic elements shrink with age, but then expand in future generations, a resurgence that may help explain how some cells stay immortal.
13-Feb-2018 8:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Lab-Made Hormone May Reveal Secret Lives of Plants

A new synthetic hormone promises to tease apart the many different roles of the plant hormone auxin and could lead to a new way to ripen fruit.
17-Jan-2018 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Packing a Genome, Step-by-Step

For the first time, scientists can see in minute-time resolution how cells package chromosomes into highly condensed structures prior to cell division.
15-Jan-2018 7:05 PM EST Add to Favorites


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