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Technology makes tissues elastic and lasting for easier imaging

When there's a vexing problem to be solved, people sometimes offer metaphorical advice such as "stretching the mind" or engaging in "flexible" thinking, but in confronting a problem facing many biomedical research labs, a ...

Transistor sets a new standard for energy efficiency

Smartphones, laptops and smartwatches consume vast quantities of energy, yet only around half of this energy is actually used to power important functions. And with billions of these devices in use worldwide, a significant ...

Lipid metabolism controls brain development

Neural stem cells are not only responsible for early brain development—they remain active for an entire lifetime. They divide and continually generate new nerve cells and enable the brain to constantly adapt to new demands. ...

New study reveals early evolution of cortex

Research on the lamprey brain has enabled researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden to push the birth of the cortex back in time by some 300 million years to over 500 million years ago, providing new insights into brain ...

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