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Psychopathic Pathology

By | November 28, 2011

The brains of psychopaths have a different structure than healthy brains, perhaps explaining their antisocial and impulsive behaviors.

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Seeing Sound

By | November 22, 2011

Researchers ask: Is there an advantage to getting emotional when touching certain textures, or seeing colors change when you listen to music?

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Snake Toxin Reveals Pain Clues

By | November 16, 2011

The venom from the Texas coral snake causes intense pain by targeting acid-sensing ion channels, providing researchers with potential new targets for pain therapies.

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Top 7 in Neuroscience

By | November 8, 2011

A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in neuroscience and related areas, from Faculty of 1000

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Neurosurgery Resident Plagiarized Research

By | November 7, 2011

A physician doing a residency at the University of Virginia Medical Center was caught copying sections of text and an illustration in multiple NIH-funded papers.

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Cigarette Smoking Leads to Coke?

By | November 4, 2011

Nicotine may alter the brain’s response to cocaine, supporting the idea that the legal drug may serve as a "gateway" to the use of illegal substances.

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Genome Digest

By | November 2, 2011

Meet the species whose DNA has recently been sequenced.

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Bird Flu Vax Spurs Virus Evolution

By | October 21, 2011

Inadequate poultry immunization programs may cause higher mutations rates in the bird flu virus, rendering the vaccine ineffective and increasing the threat of cross-species transmission.

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New Genes, New Brain

By | October 19, 2011

A bevy of genes known to be active during human fetal and infant development first appeared at the same time that the prefrontal cortex—the area of the brain associated with human intelligence and personality—took shape in primates.

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Next Generation: Microfluidics for the Dish

By | October 4, 2011

A new device for directing fluids is designed to deliver chemical cues directly to petri dishes without disturbing cells.

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