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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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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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The Ultimate Game of Cat and Mouse

By | September 18, 2013

Toxoplasma gondii seems to cause hard-wired changes in the brains of mice that persist even after the parasite is gone.

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Lab-Grown Model Brains

By | August 28, 2013

Three-dimensional tissues called “cerebral organoids” can model the earliest stages of brain development.

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Brain-Based Labels Bunk?

By | August 19, 2013

An fMRI study shows speculations that people are “left-brained” versus “right-brained” are not backed by evidence.

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