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Light-weight microscope captures large-scale brain activity of mice on the move

With a new microscope that's as light as a penny, researchers can now observe broad swaths of the brain in action as mice move about and interact with their environments.

Surprising origins for a rare cancer

An unexpected discovery may pave the way to better treatments for a broad range of cancers.

What we need to worry about with avian flu—and what we don’t 

Since first detected in birds in 2021, avian flu has killed millions of poultry and infected animals once thought to be immune. What early warning signs could point to an increasing risk for humans?

Winrich Freiwald wins the 2024 Kavli Prize for Neuroscience

The researcher is being honored for his discovery of a specialized system in the brain’s neocortex that is responsible for recognizing faces.

38 students receive Ph.D.s at Rockefeller’s 66th convocation

Nobel laureate Frances H. Arnold, STEM advocate Freeman A. Hrabowski, III, and climatologist Michael E. Mann also received honorary degrees. With this week’s ceremony, Rockefeller has granted doctorates in bioscience to 1,469 students.

Key mechanism for maintaining proper telomere length identified 

New findings describe how the enzyme CST is recruited to the end of the telomere, where it maintains telomere length with the help of subtle chemical changes made to the protein POT1.

Heilbrunn Nurse Scholar Award Celebrates 10 Years

The program supports research on nursing within the context of clinical and translational science.

AI could accelerate drug discovery. But only if we can trust it.

The advent of AlphaFold3 could be an unprecedented boon for drug development. Computational biologist Jiankun Lyu discusses the pros and cons of the tech, and his work analyzing the algorithm.

How memories crystallize over time

“Practice makes perfect” is no mere cliché. It's neuroscience.

Researchers may have found an Achilles heel for hepatitis B

New understanding of how the virus replicates could lead to new therapeutic targets for HBV.
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