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Does Brain Training Work?

By | April 21, 2014

Experts are skeptical about the effectiveness of games that claim to improve cognitive function. 


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How Artistic Brains Differ

By | April 18, 2014

A study reveals structural differences between the brains of artists and non-artists.


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Triggering Resilience to Depression

By | April 17, 2014

In mice, boosting depression-causing activity in neurons can actually reverse depressive symptoms.


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A Face to Remember

By | April 17, 2014

Researchers show that a tuning algorithm can make one’s profile photo more memorable.


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Artificial Blood Is Patient-Ready

By | April 16, 2014

In the midst of news that engineered organs are being implanted into animals and people, researchers announce the creation of artificial blood for transplant.


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Sex-Biased Alzheimer’s Variant

By | April 14, 2014

Women with a notorious variant of a gene involved in Alzheimer’s, APOE4, are much more likely than men with the variant to develop the neurodegenerative disease.


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Women Receive Lab-Grown Vaginas

By | April 14, 2014

Doctors implant custom-made organs, built from a tissue sample and a biodegradable scaffold, into four female patients born with underdeveloped or missing vaginas.

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Traces of Trauma in Sperm RNA

By | April 13, 2014

A mouse study shows that molecular remnants of early-life stress can be passed on to future generations.


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Week in Review: April 7–11

By | April 11, 2014

Stress and telomere length in children; osmotic channel protein identified; amoeba nibbles, then kills cells; amphetamine and mental disorder risk; news from AACR


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Key Osmotic Channel Protein Identified

By | April 10, 2014

A little-studied protein appears to be a critical part of the perplexing channel that prevents cells from bursting.

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