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  1. Mouse brain cells

    Nerve cell links severed in early stages of Alzheimer’s

    Nerve cell connections may be trimmed too much in early stages of Alzheimer’s.

  2. a herd of elephants
    Health & Medicine

    Elephants’ cancer-protection secret may be in the genes

    An extra dose of cancer-fighting genes may be the secret to elephants’ long life spans.

  3. Health & Medicine

    Mummies reveal hardened arteries

    Mummy studies suggest heart disease is an ancient malady, not just the product of modern diets and sedentary lifestyles.

  4. Anthropology

    Year in Review: Slain king’s bones dug up

    The king’s skeleton reveals fatal wounds.

  5. Neuroscience

    Narcolepsy may be an autoimmune disease

    Narcolepsy occurs when wayward immune forces launch an attack on brain cells responsible for wakefulness, a new study suggests.

  6. Health & Medicine

    Signs of trauma documented in living brains

    Molecular signature of injury seen in scans of retired NFL players.

  7. Health & Medicine

    Getting the picture of how someone died

    CT scans can often reveal a clear cause of death, possibly making some autopsies unnecessary, British researchers find.

  8. Neuroscience

    Memories lost and found

    Drugs that help mice remember reveal role for epigenetics in recall.

  9. Health & Medicine

    Replacing fatty acids may fight MS

    Patients are deficient in four key lipids that neutralize immune cells linked to inflammation and nerve damage.

  10. Chemistry

    Life’s building blocks grow close to home

    Chemical reactions in the early solar system create complex organic molecules.

  11. Book Review: Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain by David Eagleman

    Buy this book People only think they know what they’re doing. In reality, great ideas, decisions and opinions are all generated well before the conscious brain is in on the task, argues Eagleman, a neuroscientist. In fresh, clear prose unencumbered by neuro-jargon, Eagleman weaves descriptions of simple, relatable experiments and compelling case studies throughout the […]

  12. Life

    Common virus may ride up nose to brain

    Almost everyone is infected, but in some people a widespread herpes bug appears to reach the central nervous system by an olfactory route.