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Stories by Helen Shen

Stem Cells Mimic Human Brain

Studying such 'mini-brains' helps researchers look into neurological diseases in living human tissue

August 28, 2013 — Helen Shen and Nature magazine

Whole Human Brain Mapped in 3-D

The 10-year "BigBrain" effort has yielded a 10-trillion-byte atlas of fine-scale cerebral anatomy

June 21, 2013 — Helen Shen and Nature magazine

Monkeys Stay Away from Mean People

Capuchin monkeys show biases against humans who deny help to others. This finding suggests that being able to identify undesirable social partners has ancient evolutionary roots

March 5, 2013 — Helen Shen and Nature magazine

NSF Director Subra Suresh to Step Down

Suresh championed interdisciplinary research and international collaborations during his fewer than three years on the job. He is leaving NSF at a critical juncture, when all government agencies are facing mandatory, across-the-board cuts

February 5, 2013 — Helen Shen and Nature magazine