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Penetrating the Brain

By | November 1, 2013

Researchers use molecular keys, chisels, and crowbars to open the last great biochemical barricade in the body—the blood-brain barrier.


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Genetic Diversity in the Brain

By | October 31, 2013

Neurons within a person’s brain exhibit striking variations in DNA copy number.


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Tuning the Brain

By | October 28, 2013

Deep-brain stimulation is allowing neurosurgeons to adjust the neural activity in specific brain regions to treat thousands of patients with myriad neurological disorders.


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DARPA Supports Brain Treatment

By | October 28, 2013

Brain-implant technologies just got a vote of government confidence, as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency announces an investment of $70 million over five years.

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It’s in the Genes

By | October 24, 2013

Researchers find strong correlations between the composition of the human microbiome and genetic variation in immune-related pathways.


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Drug Widens Immunity to Flu

By | October 20, 2013

An immune suppressive drug can unexpectedly help immunized mice fight off many strains of flu.


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Get Off the Pot

By | October 15, 2013

Researchers demonstrate the successful treatment of marijuana abuse in rats and monkeys.


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Einstein’s Brilliant Connections

By | October 7, 2013

Remarkably thick connections between Albert Einstein's left and right brain hemispheres offer one possible explanation of his intelligence.


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Ballet Brain

By | September 30, 2013

The areas corresponding to balance in the brains of trained ballet dancers differ from those of non-dancers.


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Traces of Life

By | September 24, 2013

Researchers identify previously unrecognized neuronal activity in comatose human and feline brains.


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