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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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Ready for Prime Time

By | February 1, 2012

Biomarkers of Alzheimer’s disease are ready for widespread use in clinical trials.

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Longevity Study Lives On

By | January 24, 2012

A reanalysis of the study reporting genes linked to extremely long life, which was retracted from Science last summer, is published in PLoS ONE.

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Lasting Intelligence

By | January 19, 2012

Genetic differences influence how well people perform on IQ tests as children and senior citizens.

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Low Oxygen Saves Irradiated Brain?

By | January 18, 2012

Whole brain radiation therapy costs mice some of their cognitive abilities, but treatment with low-oxygen air revives their reasoning skills.

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Early Signs of Alzheimers

By | January 13, 2012

Proteins that appear before patients show symptoms of the disease could offer clues to the disease process.

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