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The colors in this microscope photo of a fruit fly brain show different types of neurons and the cells that surround them in the brain. Sarah DeGenova Ackerman

Astrocyte cells in the fruit fly brain are an on-off switch that controls when neurons can change and grow

Adaptable neurons are tied to learning and memory but also to neurological disorders. By studying fruit flies, researchers found a mechanism that controls neuroplasticity.
Photographs of Jewish families at the Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington DC. GiuseppeCrimeni/Shutterstock

Many young people still lack basic knowledge of the Holocaust

Many young people learn about the Holocaust in school, but their knowledge and understanding of the subject can be limited and based on inaccuracies and misconceptions.
Are university lectures better on YouTube? Kon Karampelas/Unsplash

Videos won’t kill the uni lecture, but they will improve student learning and their marks

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, universities are using video for so much of their teaching. Some worry this will hurt student learning, but that's not what we found.

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