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Method for Delivering HIV-Fighting Antibodies Proven Even More Promising

In 2011, biologists at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) demonstrated a highly effective method for delivering HIV-fighting antibodies to mice—a treatment that protected the mice...

Pinpointing the Brain’s Arbitrator

Caltech researchers ID a brain mechanism that weighs decisions We tend to be creatures of habit. In fact, the human brain has a learning system...

Worry on the Brain: Researchers pinpoint neural circuitry that promotes anxiety

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, over 18 percent of American adults suffer from anxiety disorders, characterized as excessive worry or tension...

Probiotic Therapy Alleviates Autism-like Behaviors in Mice

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is diagnosed when individuals exhibit characteristic behaviors that include repetitive actions, decreased social interactions, and impaired communication. Curiously, many individuals...

Look Out Above! Experiment Explores Innate Visual Behavior in Mice

When you're a tiny mouse in the wild, spotting aerial predators—like hawks and owls—is essential to your survival. But once you see an owl,...

What Causes Some to Participate in Bubble Markets?

During financial bubbles, such as the one that centered around the U.S. housing market and triggered the Great Recession, some investors react differently than...

Biologists ID how beneficial bacteria reside, thrive in the gut

The human body is full of tiny microorganisms—hundreds to thousands of species of bacteria collectively called the microbiome, which are believed to contribute to a...

A Stepping-Stone for Oxygen on Earth

For most terrestrial life on Earth, oxygen is necessary for survival. But the planet's atmosphere did not always contain this life-sustaining substance, and one of...

Seeing Data: Using visual arts to represent big data

More data are being created, consumed, and transported than ever before, and in all areas of society, including business, government, health care, and science. The...

Star-forming galaxy is the most distant ever found

Smaller begets bigger. Such is often the case for galaxies, at least: the first galaxies were small, then eventually merged together to form the behemoths...

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