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Are circular RNAs just byproducts of a less common chemical reaction, or do they perform a specific function?

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Natalie Rasgon

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The path that a “this feels bad” signal travels going from a stubbed toe to the brain, where it is processed and made into the feeling of pain. 

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Research by French neurologist Guillaume Duchenne de Boulogne in the 19th century influenced entertainers who used new information about brain sciences to manipulate audiences. Here, de Boulogne...

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Stanford's Karl Deisseroth wins prestigious award in life science for his pioneering work that revolutionized neuroscience.

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The somatosensory cortex.

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Sergiu Pasca

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Sanjiv Sam Gambhir

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The ramping model (left) vs. the stepping model (right).

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Aaron Gitler

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Hank Greely

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Graduate School of Education students describe how they combine technology with learning skills.

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Victor Henderson

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A Stanford-led study finds quantifiable evidence that walking in nature could lead to a lower risk of depression.

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Step 6 in Building the Brain series:  Vision took 540 million years to evolve in nature. Computer scientists are inventing it...

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Step 4 in Building the Brain series: We know how many of the brain's pieces work. But how they add up to us?

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Step 2 of Building the Brain series: Signals zip through the brain's wiring. Voltage-sensing proteins let scientists watch....

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Step 5 in Building the Brain series:  Our brain is faster and more efficient than a PC. A new computer chip is almost...

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Step 3 in the Buiding a Brain series:  The brain contains many distinct parts. Tools employing light and magnets can...

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Step 1 in the Series of Building a Brain:   Create a map - The brain has 100 billion neurons. Now scientists can map where...

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Carla Shatz

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Krishna Shenoy

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The arteries and veins of the brain, via Wikimedia Commons.

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Michelle Monje

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Graduate student Guosong Hong and professor Hongjie Dai view the vascular structures in a mouse model of arterial disease using near-infrared II fluorescence imaging.

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Human brain frontal (coronal) section. Can you spot the substantia nigra? Hint: it's 2 (bilateral) regions that are substantially darker than the tissue that surrounds them.

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Lisa Giocomo

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Karl Deisseroth

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Brian Stauffer

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Figure 1 – RFs encode the visual scene. When centering your eyes at a particular location, in this case the yellow point on top of the left tower, visual RFs encode the surrounding visual scene....

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Josef Parvizi

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New research suggests that being both a tinkerer and a planner helps in learning computer programming. (Photo copyright: Shutterlink)

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Anshul Kundage

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Eduardo Chichilnisky

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Amit Etkin

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Anthony Ricci

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Marion Buckwalter, MD, PhD, and Maarten Lansberg, MD, PhD.

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Katrin Andreasson

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