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Opinion: Toxicants and the Brain

By | June 17, 2013

Investment in brain research should aim at protecting the brains of the future from harmful environmental pollutants.

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Learning to Use Brain-Computer Interfaces

By | June 10, 2013

Controlling computers with the mind and learning motor skills rely on a similar set of brain regions.

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Human Adult Neurogenesis Revealed

By | June 7, 2013

Retrospective carbon dating of human hippocampal cells confirms substantial adult neurogenesis and suggests that the process contributes to brain function.

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Optogenetics and OCD

By | June 6, 2013

Stimulating brain cells with light reveals the dysfunctional circuitry that causes obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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Opinion: BRAIN Is Not Enough

By | June 6, 2013

The recently announced BRAIN Initiative, referred to as the Apollo program for neuroscience, needs more funding and better goals to live up to the hype.

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Opinion: The Payoff of Big Science

By | June 3, 2013

Was the Human Genome Project the key to a gold mine?

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Epigenetics Play Cupid for Prairie Voles

By | June 2, 2013

Females of the pair-bonded rodent species become attached to their lifelong mates following histone modifications near oxytocin and vasopressin receptor genes.

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Bird Bullies

By | June 1, 2013

Regular supplies of food for scavenger birds in Spain may not be the most effective conservation strategy, as smaller birds are bullied away.

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Capsule Reviews

By | June 1, 2013

The Book of Woe, Ungifted, My Beloved Brontosaurus, and Brainwashed

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Decoding DNA: New Twists and Turns

By | June 1, 2013

Highlights from a series of three webinars on the future of genome research, held by The Scientist to celebrate 60 years of the DNA double helix

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