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mouse brain

ALL TANGLED UP  In a healthy mouse (left), nerve cells (white) that release serotonin extend through the hippocampus. But when a specific gene is knocked out, those nerve cell wires clump together (right).

girl getting HPV vaccine

SURE SHOT  In the United States, HPV vaccination rates lag for girls and boys. The message that the vaccine prevents cancer isn’t getting out there, researchers say.

Zika virus

HIDE AND SEEK  Zika virus (red) remains in the central nervous system much longer than it does in the bloodstream, which could help explain its effects on the brain.

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