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Boozing for Better Health

By | February 16, 2012

Fruit flies consume alcohol to kill off parasites.


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Comment on New NIH Center

By | February 10, 2012

Input lines are open for the National Institute of Substance Use and Addiction Disorders.


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Fukushima Birds Affected

By | February 9, 2012

Radiation in Fukushima Prefecture is reducing bird populations less than 1 year since the nuclear disaster.


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Satellites Spy on Fish Farms

By | February 8, 2012

Scientists use Google Earth to fact check official reports of fish farming in the Mediterranean.


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Brain Proteins May Be Key to Aging

By | February 8, 2012

Deterioration of long-lived proteins on the surface of neuronal nuclei in the brain could lead to age-related defects in nervous function.


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Sex, Deconstructed

By | February 2, 2012

Hormones in the brain control sex-specific behaviors by activating individual genetic programs.


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What the Brain Hears

By | February 1, 2012

By recording nerve impulses in sound-processing regions of the brain, researchers can recreate the words people think.


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Book Excerpt from Pathological Altruism

By | February 1, 2012

In Chapter 1, editors Barbara Oakley, Ariel Knafo, and Michael McGrath introduce the concept of well-intentioned behaviors that go awry.


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Capsule Reviews

By | February 1, 2012

Neurogastronomy, Why Calories Count, The Kitchen as Laboratory, Fear of Food

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Killing with Kindness

By | February 1, 2012

Studying the evolution of altruistic behaviors reveals how knee-jerk good intentions can backfire.



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