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Our bodies are a genetic patchwork, possessing variation from cell to cell. Is that a good thing?
Support is growing for a decades-old physics idea suggesting that localized episodes of disordered brain activity help keep the overall system in healthy balance.
Scientists have finally resolved the structure of the molecule that responds to chili peppers, high temperatures and spider toxins.
Mysterious episodes of genetic duplication in our great ape ancestors may have paved the way for human evolution.
A rare brain stimulation study suggests that a brain circuit known as the “salience network” contributes to differences in our ability to overcome challenges and cope with stress.
Neuroscientists have identified a network of highly linked brain regions that could prove essential in integrating information and facilitating higher-order cognitive tasks.
New technologies have launched the life sciences into the age of big data. Biologists must now make sense of their windfall.
In the complex architecture that ferries fluids in plants and brains, scientists are finding a model of resilience.
Studies show that computer models called “neural networks” behave strikingly similar to actual brains when performing certain tasks, suggesting the two may learn in the same way.
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