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Humans Implicated in Jamaican Monkey’s Extinction
 Humans Implicated in Jamaican Monkey’s Extinction
Radiocarbon dating of a fossilized leg bone from a Jamaican monkey may solve a long-standing mystery about the cause of its demise. 
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Mapping the Brain, Neuron by Neuron
Mapping the Brain, Neuron by Neuron
Beginning with fruit fly larva, researchers take part in a project that could eventually allow scientists to chart connections in brains of mammals. 
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3-D Microscope Gives Scientists a Clearer View
 3-D Microscope Gives Scientists a Clearer View
A cutting-edge tool saves researchers time while giving unprecedented looks at organs, tissue and live specimens.
 
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‘Shapeshifter’ Cancer Cells
‘Shapeshifter’ Cancer Cells
Scientists discovered a biochemical process that gives prostate cancer cells the almost unnatural ability to change their shape and spread to other parts of the body. 
 
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What Can Zebrafish Teach Us About Eye Regeneration?
What Can Zebrafish Teach Us About Eye Regeneration?
Scientists report evidence that zebrafishes’ natural ability to regenerate their eyes’ retinal tissue can be accelerated by controlling the fishes’ immune systems. 
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A Different Kind of Lasso
A Different Kind of Lasso
LASSO is new technique that allows scientists to clone thousands of genes at once. This powerful technology could lead to more rapid discovery of new medicines.
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Scientists Manipulate 'Signaling' Molecules to Control Cell Migration
Scientists Manipulate 'Signaling' Molecules to Control Cell Migration
Researchers discovered what makes cells move. This could, in the future, be used in manipulating and controlling deadly cells like cancer metastasis.
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A No-Brainer?
A No-Brainer?
Researchers report new evidence that the eye’s iris in many lower mammals directly senses light and causes the pupil to constrict without involving the brain.
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A Noteworthy Endeavor
A Noteworthy Endeavor
The Johns Hopkins Center for Music and Medicine is an ambitious new interdisciplinary effort to investigate the powerful connections between music and healing.
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Renewed
Renewed
By tapping into the healing power of immune cells, Jennifer Elisseeff is taking the field of regenerative medicine in a whole new direction.
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