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From Point A to Theta

From Point A to Theta

Research shows that spatial navigation causes telltale electrical activity in the brain

June 28, 1999 — Kristin Leutwyler
Dolly's Legacy

Dolly's Legacy

Nuclear transfer--used to clone Dolly and now owned by Geron--may help scientists develop more potent stem-cell therapies

June 21, 1999 — Kristin Leutwyler
Living Cures

Living Cures

Human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs), because they can be turned into any other type of cell, may eventually be used to treat a range of conditions. Here are a few examples:

June 21, 1999
GETTING WIRED

GETTING WIRED

New observations may show how neurons form connections

June 1, 1999 — Tim Beardsley
Life's Added Dimensions

Life's Added Dimensions

After 50 years of virtually no progress, researchers are finally getting to the bottom of biological scaling

June 14, 1999 — Kristin Leutwyler
WINK OF AN EYE

WINK OF AN EYE

Half-asleep ducks can control which hemisphere gets to snooze

May 1, 1999 — Jessa Netting
Leaving A Bad Taste

Leaving A Bad Taste

The furor in Britain raises health safety concerns about genetically modified foods

May 18, 1999 — Peta Firth
New Lease on Livers

New Lease on Livers

Animal experiments suggest that bone marrow might be used to rebuild damaged organs

May 17, 1999 — Kristin Leutwyler
Parasites or Pollution?

Parasites or Pollution?

Biologists figure out what accounts for certain side-show frogs

May 3, 1999 — Kristin Leutwyler
MUTATIONS GALORE

MUTATIONS GALORE

Humans have high mutation rates. But why worry?

April 1, 1999 — Tim Beardsley
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