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Brain regions where ideas become contagious identified

How do ideas spread? Why do some videos go viral? UCLA scientists have taken a first step toward answering these questions by identifying the brain regions associated with the successful spread of ideas. The research, reported in the journalPsychological Science, has broad implications and could lead to more persuasive advertisements and better ways for teachers […]

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Viral-Vector Vaccines Vexed

Hopes for radical new vaccines using so-called viral vector technology have received a setback, with researchers reporting that the method may actually do more harm than good. The new study, in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, found evidence that an HIV vaccine construct incorporating the adeno-associated virus (AAV) directly interferes with the immune system’s response […]

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