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  1. Correct splicing protects against prostate cancer

    Drugs that block testosterone may change how cells splice their genes, and inadvertently help cancer cells to spread.
  2. Simulated spikes of activity

    An agile and intuitive neural simulator, Brian 2, has been designed to simply and efficiently simulate models of spiking neural networks and their activity in the brain.
  3. One in the eye for eye disease

    An experimental drug derived from cobra venom protects the mouse cornea from harmful inflammation by blocking an immune system protein.
  4. When sex comes at a price

    ‘Selfish’ genetic sequences spread faster in organisms that reproduce sexually.
  5. A whiff of how sleep influences food choices

    Lack of sleep changes the way the brain processes odors, which boosts the intake of high-calorie food.
  6. Wired to hunt

    Neurons in a brain area called the pretectum control hunting behaviour in zebrafish.
  7. Unrelated genes for the same job

    Different fly species use unrelated genes to specify the head end of their embryos.
  8. How osteocytes use the force

    The identification of an ion channel that helps bone cells sense physical forces suggests new treatments for osteoporosis.