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By | May 1, 2014

Researchers unravel the biology of beauty and art.


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The Art of Brain Damage

By | May 1, 2014

Artist Katherine Sherwood discuss how suffering a cerebral hemorrhage affected her work.


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Another Way Fiber Is Filling

By | April 29, 2014

Acetate, a short-chain fatty acid released following the fermentation of dietary fiber in the gut, accumulates in the brain and can affect appetite in mice.


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Genetic Brain Disorder Explained

By | April 25, 2014

Researchers uncover a mutation responsible for a rare neurological condition.


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Does Brain Training Work?

By | April 21, 2014

Experts are skeptical about the effectiveness of games that claim to improve cognitive function. 


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How Artistic Brains Differ

By | April 18, 2014

A study reveals structural differences between the brains of artists and non-artists.


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Triggering Resilience to Depression

By | April 17, 2014

In mice, boosting depression-causing activity in neurons can actually reverse depressive symptoms.


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A Face to Remember

By | April 17, 2014

Researchers show that a tuning algorithm can make one’s profile photo more memorable.


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Sex-Biased Alzheimer’s Variant

By | April 14, 2014

Women with a notorious variant of a gene involved in Alzheimer’s, APOE4, are much more likely than men with the variant to develop the neurodegenerative disease.


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Women Receive Lab-Grown Vaginas

By | April 14, 2014

Doctors implant custom-made organs, built from a tissue sample and a biodegradable scaffold, into four female patients born with underdeveloped or missing vaginas.

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