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Speaking of Science

By | October 1, 2015

October 2015's selection of notable quotes

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Special Delivery

By | October 1, 2015

Neurons in new brains and old

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Sex Differences in the Brain

By | October 1, 2015

How male and female brains diverge is a hotly debated topic, but the study of model organisms points to differences that cannot be ignored.

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Pregnancy Stress Can Affect Offspring’s Microbiomes

By | June 17, 2015

A study in mice suggests stress during pregnancy can affect offspring's microbiota and brain metabolism.

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A Spider's Eye View

By | April 1, 2015

Cornell researchers probe the brains of jumping spiders to gain insight into the arachnid's visual processing capabilities.

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Through a Spider’s Eyes

By | April 1, 2015

Deciphering how a jumping spider sees the world and processes visual information may yield insights into long-standing robotics problems.

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Female Brain Maintained by Methylation

By | March 30, 2015

Development of female sexual behaviors requires DNA methylation in the preoptic area of the rodent brain. 

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Bigger Brains

By | February 20, 2015

Researchers identify a human DNA element that spurs neurogenesis and brain growth when placed in mice.

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Chronic Weed Use Shrinks Brain Region

By | November 12, 2014

Long-term marijuana smokers have less gray matter in their orbitofrontal cortex than nonsmokers, but other brain circuits may compensate by increasing connectivity.

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Neuronal Disorganization in Autism

By | March 27, 2014

Study finds abnormal cellular layering within the brains of children with autism, pointing to inappropriate development prenatally.  

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