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Honey, I Shrunk the Microscope!
Honey, I Shrunk the Microscope!
Researchers have developed two new endoscopic probes that significantly sharpen the technology’s imaging resolution and permit direct observation of fine tissue structures and cell activity in small organs in sheep, rats and mice.
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Why Do Some Athletes Choke Under Pressure?
Why Do Some Athletes Choke Under Pressure?
Olympians most likely to bring home the gold are those who find a way to stay focused, even when the stakes are high.
 
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Giving Out the Gold: How Our Brains Judge Value in an Instant
Giving Out the Gold: How Our Brains Judge Value in an Instant
Researchers have discovered that the brain can assign value to an object in less than a tenth of a second—roughly the same amount of time it takes to recognize an object.
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Spinning for the Win: Repetition Helps Olympians Stay Oriented
Spinning for the Win: Repetition Helps Olympians Stay Oriented
Years of practicing elaborate, disorienting moves has forged considerably more complex models in the brains of elite athletes. In turn, their brains ignore sensory signals that make regular people dizzy.
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AI Helps Map ‘Antennas’ On Immune System Cells
AI Helps Map ‘Antennas’ On Immune System Cells
Using a form of artificial intelligence, scientists created a map comparing types of cellular receptors on the surface of T-cells. Results suggest that people with cancer who have a greater variety of such receptors may respond better to immunotherapy.
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Researchers Reverse Heart Failure in Marfan Mice
Mice with Marfan syndrome helped researchers to a novel cellular pathway leading to heart failure in this syndrome. By targeting this new pathway, researchers were able to reverse heart failure in Marfan mice.
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Use CRISPR? Read These New Efficiency 'Rules'
Use CRISPR? Read These New Efficiency 'Rules'
Scientists say their new method, which they based on tests with mouse embryos and thousands of human cells, could improve consistency and efficiency of genome editing.
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From Land-Lover to Speedy Swimmer
From Land-Lover to Speedy Swimmer
Using modern research tools on a 155-million-year-old reptile fossil, scientists report they have filled in some important clues to the evolution of animals that once roamed land and transitioned to life in the water.
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Mapping How Brain Signals Connect to Neurons
Mapping How Brain Signals Connect to Neurons
Supercomputers helped create an atomic scale map that tracks how chemical signals bind to a neuron in the brain. Results shed light on the dynamic physics of the chemical’s pathway and the speed of nerve cell communications.
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What’s in Your Wheat?
What’s in Your Wheat?
Scientists report they have successfully used two separate gene technologies to assemble the most complete genome sequence to date of Triticum aestivum, the most common cultivated species of wheat used to make bread.
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