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From Mass Death, Life
From Mass Death, Life

When thousands of animals die during mass migrations, ecosystems accommodate the corpses and new cycles are set in motion.

Shotgun Sequencing Outdone by Amplicon
Shotgun Sequencing Outdone by Amplicon

The shotgun approach, typically thought to be the superior method, may substantially underestimate diversity in environments that have not already been classified, researchers find.

A Potential Remedy for the Aging Brain
A Potential Remedy for the Aging Brain

In mice, injected fragments of a naturally occurring protein boost memory in young and old animals and improve cognition and mobility in a model of neurodegenerative disease. 

The Sleeping Brain Can Learn
The Sleeping Brain Can Learn

Humans can remember new sensory information presented during REM sleep, but this ability is suppressed during deep, slow-wave slumber.