Science News: Our Weekly Picks From Around the Web

African Spiny Mice Can Regrow Lost Skin
Two species of African spiny mouse have been found to completely regenerate damaged tissue, something no mammal has since been known to do.
www.nature.com (09/26/2012)

Study Finds Male DNA in Women’s Brains
Male DNA is commonly found in the brains of women, most likely derived from prior pregnancy with a male fetus, according to first-of-its-kind research conducted at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
www.fhcrc.org (09/26/2012)

Human Brain Gene Map Shows Striking Similarities
Human brains follow the same basic molecular pattern despite different individual personalities, a 3D map of where our genes are expressed suggests.
www.bbc.co.uk (09/21/2012)

Brain Fluid Changes Predict Alzheimer’s 10 Years in Advance
New signs of future Alzheimer’s disease have been identified by researchers at Lund University and Skane University in Sweden.
www.psychcentral.com (09/27/2012)

How Attention Helps You Remember: New MIT Study Focuses on Visual Stimuli
A new study from MIT neuroscientists sheds light on a neural circuit that makes us likelier to remember what we’re seeing when our brains are in a more attentive state.
web.mit.edu (09/27/2012)

New Insight Into Complexities of Cell Migration
Little has been known about how cell migration actually works, but now, with the help of some tiny worms, researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have gained new insight into this highly complex task.
www.phys.org (09/20/2012)

Einstein’s Brain is Now Interactive iPad App
An exclusive iPad application promises to make detailed images of Einstein’s brain more accessible to scientists than ever before.
www.boston.com (09/25/2012)

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