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Epigenetics
Decoding brain changes that coincide with psychiatric disorders
Published Jan 22, 2019
Scientists discover epigenetic variances in neurons in parts of the brain linked with addictive behavior, schizophrenia, and other neuroses
Intersession
Lulu, Nana, and 'Gattaca'
Published Jan 17, 2019
Students debate the ethical issues surrounding the recent birth of genetically altered twins who were designed to be HIV-resistant
Intersession
'Execution is everything'
Published Jan 16, 2019
Undergraduate students get a crash course in how to build viable businesses from their ideas and inventions
Pathology
Stem cell signal drives new bone building, study finds
Published Jan 8, 2019
The discovery is the first step in developing a stem cell therapy to help patients recover from bone fractures, spinal fusion, and osteoporosis
Brain bets
How our brains decide whether to hold 'em or fold 'em
Published Jan 7, 2019
Biomedical engineers discover a "push-pull" dynamic between the brain's hemispheres during high-risk betting
Amgen Scholars
Science internships for promising undergrads
Published Jan 7, 2019
Amgen Foundation grant will fund summer spots for students from backgrounds underrepresented in science, those whose colleges don't have research opportunities
Deep space
Ultima Thule, now in 3D
Published Jan 4, 2019
Before passing behind the sun, 'New Horizons' spacecraft relays scientific data daily
'New Horizons'
Mission reveals entirely new kind of world
Published Jan 2, 2019
New, detailed images of Ultima Thule shed light on the processes that built the planets billions of years ago
Neuroscience
Foragers rush in
Published Dec 18, 2018
Are you that holiday bargain hunter, hurrying from store to store? Your habits may be rooted in theories of "optimal foraging," experts find.
Planetary science
Planets with oxygen don't necessarily have life
Published Dec 17, 2018
In simulations of planetary atmospheres, researchers successfully create both organic compounds and oxygen, absent of life