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Paying Attention Makes Touch-Sensing Brain Cells Fire Rapidly and in Sync
Whether we’re paying attention to something we see can be discerned by monitoring the firings of specific groups of brain cells. Now, new work from Johns Hopkins shows that the same holds true for the sense of touch.
    

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Scientists Map Mouse Genome's 'Mission Control Centers'
More than 10 years ago, an international team of researchers set out to understand and compare the “mission control centers” found throughout the large stretches of DNA flanking the genes in the genome. Their long-awaited report suggests why studies in mice cannot always be reproduced in humans.
  

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How Adult Fly Testes Keep From Changing Into Ovaries
New research in flies shows how cells in adult reproductive organs maintain their sexual identity.
   
  

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Getting to the Heart of the Heart
For years, a multidisciplinary team of Johns Hopkins researchers has tracked an elusive creature, a complex of proteins thought to be at fault in some cases of sudden cardiac death, and they have finally captured images of the complex.
   

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New Insight into the Neuroscience of Choking under Pressure
Recent research from The Johns Hopkins University suggests that in high stakes situations, a person's performance depends on two factors: the framing of the incentive in terms of a loss or a gain, and their fear of loss.
   

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