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[Report] Generation of a Synthetic Memory Trace

The brains of transgenic mice incorporate experimentally generated neural activity into a memory trace.<br><br>Authors: Aleena R. Garner, David C. Rowland, Sang Youl Hwang, Karsten Baumgaertel, Bryan L. Roth, Cliff Kentros, Mark Mayford

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New Products

A weekly roundup of information on newly offered instrumentation, apparatus, and laboratory materials of potential interest to researchers.

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[Podcast] Science Podcast

The show includes entrepreneurship in the developing world, microbes and the immune response, flying robots, and more.

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[News of the Week] Around the World

In science news around the world this week, researchers have identified the vectors for the Schmallenberg virus, which has been causing birth defects in livestock across western Europe; a new measurement appears to torpedo the claim that neutrinos travel faster than light; the European Space Agency is pressing ahead with ExoMars; the U.S. highway bill has put the brakes on some research; a gene therapy trial for cystic fibrosis has found funding and will go ahead this spring; and Indian scientists are disappointed with proposed spending increases for research in a new government budget plan.

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[News of the Week] Random Sample

A team of scientists based at Harvard University has created a tool, called Bookworm, that can reveal historical trends in the language of research with the click of a button. And this week’s numbers quantify the price tag to name Max Planck Florida Institute’s new medical research lab, the height above Earth from which Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner jumped on 15 March, and the volume of sand spewed by undersea geysers in the North Sea hundreds of thousands of years ago.

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[News of the Week] Newsmakers

This week’s Newsmaker is physicist Robert Birgeneau, who announced last week that he will step down at the end of 2012 after 8 years as chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley.

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[News & Analysis] Ecological Restoration: Seeking Cures for North Korea’s Environmental Ills

At a landmark seminar in Pyongyang, capital of North Korea, participants took stock of the country’s ecological issues and shared ideas on how to restore its ecosystems and improve food security.<br><br>Author: Richard Stone

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[News & Analysis] Newsmaker Interview: Christof Koch: A Vision of How Mouse Vision Can Reveal Consciousness’ Secrets

Neuroscientist Christof Koch of the California Institute of Technology is embarking on a 10-year project to study vision in the mouse brain, funded by a new donation of $300 million from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen.<br><br>Author: Yudhijit Bhattacharjee

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[News & Analysis] Immunology: Gut Microbes Keep Rare Immune Cells in Line

A new study reported online in Science this week has found that the typical intestinal bacteria in mice rein in a rare type of immune cell, curtailing asthma and colitis in the rodents.

Author: Mitch Leslie

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[News & Analysis] India: Field Biologists Cry Foul Over Ban

In the past 2 years, southern India’s Karnataka State has canceled 40 out of 42 research permits in four tiger reserves, shutting down studies on topics as diverse as Asian elephant migrations and long-term ecological plots.<br><br>Author: Pallava Bagla

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