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“Retired” Mice Find New Life as Top Models for Autism

By Jessica Wright | January 29, 2018

After years of obscurity, strains of mice with mutations in particular genes are thrust to the fore of autism research.

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Minding the Pulse of Memory Consolidation

By Richard Kemeny | July 28, 2016

Studying sleep spindles could help neuroscientists better understand certain cognitive impairments.  

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How Type 2 Diabetes Affects the Brain

By Mallory Locklear | July 21, 2016

The results of studies on humans and zebrafish suggest how hyperglycemia can cause cognitive deficits.

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Demystifying BOLD fMRI Data

By Tim Vernimmen | February 17, 2016

What does blood oxygen level–dependent functional magnetic resonance imaging actually tell us about brain activity? 

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Crossed Wires

By Daniel Cossins | January 16, 2015

From similar sets of neuroimaging data, researchers are reaching different conclusions about whether brain wiring differs between men and women.

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Does Brain Training Work?

By Abby Olena | April 21, 2014

Experts are skeptical about the effectiveness of games that claim to improve cognitive function. 

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Mental Map

By Abdul-Kareem Ahmed | November 13, 2013

From determining structures to figuring out functions, brain-mapping scientists are applying new technologies to understand the hub of the central nervous system.

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Biotech IPOs Surge

By Kerry Grens | August 23, 2013

The drought has ended for biotech companies seeking to join the public market, but whether this upward swing will last is anybody’s guess.

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