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woman wearing virtual reality headset

GAME ON  Playing a virtual reality game using a headset could give you motion sickness, particularly if you are a woman, a study using the Oculus Rift concluded.

illustration of different systems of a 9.5 week old baby

SNEAK PEEK At 9.5 weeks of pregnancy, a human embryo is almost 16 millimeters long — about the size of a 1-cent euro coin. A new 3-D tool lets users check out (from left) the embryo’s skin, cardiovascular system and skeleton individually, or combined with all the organs.

mouse microglia

GUT IMPULSE Signals from gut microbes can activate immune cells called microglia (shown here in green) in the mouse brain, causing inflammation that’s characteristic of Parkinson’s disease.

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