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The Death of Diets

By The Scientist Staff | August 1, 2016

Book author and neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt discusses her own struggle with her weight and the science behind breaking the cycle of gain and loss.

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Immune Cells' Roles in Tissue Maintenance and Repair

By Waleed Rahmani, Sarthak Sinha, and Jeff Biernaskie | July 1, 2016

The cells of the mammalian immune system do more than just fight off pathogens; they are also important players in stem cell function and are thus crucial for maintaining homeostasis and recovering from injury.

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Characterizing Sleep

By James M. Krueger and Sandip Roy | March 1, 2016

Sleep-like patterns of neural activity are apparent not just at the level of the whole brain, but also in isolated neural circuits.

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Appetite, Obesity, and the Brain

By The Scientist Staff | November 1, 2015

How the foods that make us fattest are not that different from heroin and cocaine

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Neurogenesis in the Mammalian Brain

By Jef Akst | October 1, 2015

Neuron nurseries in the adult brains of rodents and humans appear to influence cognitive function.

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Sex on the Brain

By Margaret M. McCarthy | October 1, 2015

Masculinization of the developing rodent brain leads to significant structural differences between the two sexes.

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Closing the Loop

By Amanda B. Keener | October 1, 2015

Micromanaging neuronal behavior with optogenetics

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Sugar Coma Model

By Ashley P. Taylor | October 1, 2015

How glucose fires up sleep-inducing neurons

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Seeing Things

By The Scientist Staff | October 1, 2015

In Oliver Sacks's 2009 TED Talk, the famed physician and writer describes the neurological nature of hallucinations.

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Undertaker's Bane

By The Scientist Staff | October 1, 2015

Harvard Professor Marc Weisskopf discusses the potential link between formaldehyde and ALS.

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