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More than a brain relay station: Thalamus could be key to higher level thinking

Knowable | 
Scientists have known for decades that the thalamus faithfully transmits information about the visual world from the retina to the ...
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Does water have a flavor? Your tongue may think so

Science | 
Viewed under a microscope, your tongue is an alien landscape, studded by fringed and bumpy buds that sense five basic ...

Taking antidepressants while pregnant linked to autism risk, but many scientists doubtful

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. No one really knows ...

‘Master gene’ makes mouse brain look more human

Science Now | 
In the cartoon series named after them, Pinky and the Brain, two laboratory mice genetically enhanced to increase their intelligence plot ...
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Stem cells show early promise for rare brain disorder

Wired | 
Four young boys with a rare, fatal brain condition have made it through a dangerous ordeal. Scientists have safely transplanted ...

Controversy over scientists plan to map and make public extended family’s genome

Science | 
Not as many people around the world cared about the genes of Manuel Corpas and his family as he had ...
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