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Researchers now identify separate neural pathways in the mouse brain that are active during the social transfer of fear and pain, offering a new look at the neurobiological roots of empathy.

Junyue Cao is the grand prize winner of the 2020 Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists, for his technologies to track the formation of individual cells as they arise in a whole organism.

Work by Viviana Gradinaru, the 2020 grand prize winner of the Science & PINS Prize for Neuromodulation, could also target the nervous system outside the brain and spinal column.

The prize recognizes the development of a noninvasive deep brain stimulation technique via light-controlled neurons.

Meaghan Creed is the winner of the Science & PINS Prize for Neuromodulation for research that helps make sense of the biology underlying addiction.