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Capsule Reviews

By | November 1, 2015

The Psychology of Overeating, The Hidden Half of Nature, The Death of Cancer, and The Secret of Our Success


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Embracing the Unknown

By | November 1, 2015

Researchers are showing that ambiguity can be essential to brain development.


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Fat Saps Muscle

By | November 1, 2015

The accumulation of fat within skeletal muscle, as happens with obesity, diminishes muscle performance.


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Heady Stuff

By | November 1, 2015

New research on how fat influences brain neuronal activity

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By | November 1, 2015

Obesity appears linked to the gut microbiome. How and why is still a mystery—but scientists have plenty of ideas.


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Remote Mind Control

By | November 1, 2015

Using chemogenetic tools to spur the brain into action


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Rewarding Companions

By | October 26, 2015

Oxytocin and social contact together modulate endocannabinoid activity in the mouse brain, which could help explain the prosocial effects of marijuana use. 


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Electrode-Free Electrophysiology

By | October 22, 2015

Optogenetics has evolved beyond its neuron-stimulating capacities to an all-optical approach for both manipulating and recording cells.


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New Data Attempt to Resolve Protein Dispute

By | October 22, 2015

The latest analysis on GDF11, a proposed antiaging protein, blames discrepancies in the literature on misreported doses and misinterpretation.

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Speaking of Neuroscience

By | October 22, 2015

A selection of notable quotes from the Society for Neuroscience meeting


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