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Mice that received the stem cell–derived treatment were less frail compared with controls, a study reports.

New research identifies 10 new types of dopamine-making neurons, one of which seems to die off during the disease.


Do members of Homo floresiensis still inhabit the Indonesian island where their fossils helped identify a new human species fewer than 20 years ago?

The poorly understood Fonticula alba, a relative of fungi and animals, hunts bacteria with a mechanism that resembles cancer and fungal growth.

A new study reveals a network of neurons that, when disrupted, impairs adaptation to new circumstances in several types of dementia.

A study that examined the brains of people before and after SARS-CoV-2 infection found a decrease in brain volume and damage to olfactory areas compared with controls.


A first-of-its-kind gene therapy dramatically reduced misfolded protein levels in some clinical trial participants for up to six months and reduced levels in all participants for up to a year.

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A study shows “sonogenetics” could be a useful new tool in neuroscience and other fields.


An analysis of more than half a million trees reveals that many species begin to taper off seed production once they hit a certain size.

The Scientist speaks with organismal biologist Xavier Glaudas about possible reasons for his recent finding that male Montpellier snakes cannibalize female conspecifics.