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As the Brain Ages

By | March 1, 2015

See human brains age in week-by-week time lapse images that divulge the existence of tiny strokes that damage white matter.

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Oxytocin for Autism?

By | January 21, 2015

Scientists find that the hormone improves sociability in a mouse model of autism.

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Filling In the Notes

By | September 1, 2014

Why the brain produces musical hallucinations

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Disorder No More

By | December 1, 2013

Researchers hunt for biomarkers of Asperger's syndrome, a condition that officially no longer exists.

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Brain’s Nicotine Center Found

By | November 15, 2013

Researchers pinpoint the interpeduncular nucleus as the home of nicotine withdrawal, suggesting that treatments targeted to region may aid smoking cessation.

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Pioneering Neurologist Dies

By | August 27, 2013

Neuroscientist and pediatric neurologist Peter Huttenlocher, who discovered that synapse growth peaks in early childhood, has passed away at age 82.

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Neurologist Charged with Murder

By | August 1, 2013

A neurologist at the University of Pittsburgh is accused of using cyanide to kill his wife, a fellow neurologist at the same institution.

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Remodeling Myelin

By | August 1, 2013

New oligodendrocytes in the adult mouse brain appear to remodel existing myelin sheaths, which may fine-tune the speed of nerve impulses.

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Dodgy Data Underpin Stem Cell Trial

By | July 3, 2013

The patent application behind a controversial Italian treatment for neurodegenerative disease may contain duplicated images.

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Transport Breakdown

By | July 1, 2013

Deficiencies in a cellular motor that carries a serotonin receptor are associated with anxiety in mice.

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