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There might be some problems when we try to make babies in space

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Biologists sent brain organoids to the International Space Station to figure out how microgravity will affect developing babies

Ashley Juavinett, UC San Diego

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When your gut bacteria talk, your brain listens and replies

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It's a conversation, one that may alter immune response and disease progression

Yewande Pearse, LA Biomed

Feel like quitting? Blame your brain cells

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Claudia Lopez-Lloreda, University of Pennsylvania

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Wildfires in Canada are burning down forests of mushrooms

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Olivia Box, University of Vermont

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A protein in your brain behaves like a virus, infecting your cells with memories

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Forming a protective shell, Arc moves from neuron to neuron

Yewande Pearse, LA Biomed

How do we measure pain, anyway?

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Jeremy Delahanty, UC Davis

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Neurons and cancer cells are a dangerous duo

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New research finds that neurons migrate from the brain to infiltrate cancer cells, and that targeting this process is a promising new method of attack on cancer.

Claudia Lopez-Lloreda, University of Pennsylvania

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Rear Admiral Amazing Grace Hopper taught computers English

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Alyssa Shepard, The Scripps Research Institute

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Bacteria from our guts have the tools to solve blood bank shortages

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Lauren Sara McKee, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

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Scientists have engineered a self-destruct button in bacteria

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Molly Sargen, Harvard University

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