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Behavior & experience shape neurogenesis


When a group of genetically identical mice lived in the same complex enclosure for 3 months, individuals that explored the environment more grew more new neurons than less adventurous mice, according to a study published on May 9 in Science. … Continue reading

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Alternative Crops for Drylands, by Scott O’Bar I haven’t read this yet; just noticed it, but on the book’s website are some useful links, and a great collection of free PDF downloads!

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Lightest Material on Earth


Multifunctional, Ultra‐Flyweight, Synergistically Assembled Carbon Aerogels | ReadCube Articles. At Zhejiang University in China, Gao Chao, the lead scientist in creating this material, says it is made with one-atom-thick sheets and fibers of carbon, so Chao and his colleagues have dubbed it … Continue reading

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Microbes affect Weight Loss!


Surgically bypassing the stomach is not the only reason that patients this surgery quickly begin to drop pounds. Changes to the microbial make-up of their intestines also play a big role, according to a paper published in Science Translational Medicine yesterday … Continue reading

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What I see out my window…


…at the lab

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Astrocytes rule!


Mice that received transplants of human glial progenitor cells learned much more quickly than normal mice, according to a study published today (March 7) in Cell Stem Cell. The findings support the theory that glial cells made a significant contribution to … Continue reading

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Suddenly There’s A Meadow In The Ocean With ‘Flowers’ Everywhere : Krulwich Wonders… : NPR


  Suddenly There’s A Meadow In The Ocean With ‘Flowers’ Everywhere : Krulwich Wonders… : NPR.

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