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  • November 24th, 2014
  • Brain activity in a region known as the habenula is required for learning to avoid threatening situations in zebrafish.

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Moving From Panic To Avoidance

Moving From Panic To Avoidance

Brain activity in a region known as the habenula is required for learning to avoid threatening situations in zebrafish.

Durable, Lightweight Electronics Made From Paper

Durable, Lightweight Electronics Made From Paper

Printable, paper-based electronics could help make diagnostic tests cheaper and more accessible.

Female Sea Urchins Hedge Their Bets In Mating Game

Female Sea Urchins Hedge Their Bets In Mating Game

Female sea urchins that have many mates also have higher offspring survival rates.

The Pathways Of Pain

The Pathways Of Pain

A study in flies has identified two mutually-interdependent proteins involved in regulating pain responses.

Kisspeptins Linked To Male Brains & Female Fertility

Kisspeptins Linked To Male Brains & Female Fertility

Previously known to regulate female fertility, kisspeptin has now been shown to be involved in molding male brains.

Dissecting The Aftermath Of A Supernova

Dissecting The Aftermath Of A Supernova

Two studies from the University of Western Australia shed light on what happens after a supernova explodes.

Adaptability, The Achilles Heel Of Gut Bacteria

Adaptability, The Achilles Heel Of Gut Bacteria

The ability to switch between oxygen-rich and oxygen-poor environments could also be the downfall of gut bacteria.

How DNA Damage Leads To Cancer

How DNA Damage Leads To Cancer

Scientists have identified the protein Rad54B as a key regulator of genomic stability, making it a potential target for cancer therapy.

Predicting The Ability Of Cancer Cells To Spread

Predicting The Ability Of Cancer Cells To Spread

By monitoring the epithelial-mesenchymal transition, researchers are able to predict how aggressively a cancer will spread.

How Slime Mold Move Long Distances

How Slime Mold Move Long Distances

A study of how slime molds sense direction could lead to a better understanding of wound healing and immune cell migration in humans.