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Natural Antidepressant Discovered

By | June 25, 2012

A newly recognized chemical factor in the brain, called neuritin, regulates plasticity and may play a role in depression.

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fMRI Mind Reader

By | June 14, 2012

A neuroscientist tries to communicate with people in a vegetative state using brain imaging techniques.

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Capsule Reviews

By | June 1, 2012

The Aha! Moment, Imagine, Ignorance, and The Age of Insight

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Motivate Your Lab

By | June 1, 2012

How to run an efficient and creative lab without micromanaging

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Active Brains Help Heal Paralysis

By | May 31, 2012

Engaging the brain with cognitive tasks helps paralyzed rats walk again.

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2012 Kavli Prize Winners

By | May 31, 2012

Biennial Kavli Prizes are presented to scientists in astrophysics, nanoscience, and neuroscience.

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Next Generation: The Brain Bot

By | May 29, 2012

A 30-year-old technique to record the electrical activity of neurons gets a robotic makeover.

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Scientists who pursue advanced degrees are typically smart. They are driven. And they are no doubt passionate about their work. But can they cut it in industry?

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Pain-Killing Transplants

By | May 23, 2012

Neurons injected into mice help treat chronic pain at its roots, rather than simply alleviating its symptoms.

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Battlefield Head Trauma

By | May 17, 2012

A new study suggests that the brain injuries suffered by soldiers in Afghanistan may be similar to those observed in some athletes.

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