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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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The Hormones and Brain Regions Behind Eye Contact

By Robert Lavine | August 1, 2016

Can oxytocin help increase eye contact in patients with autism, thus opening up a whole new world of social interaction?

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The Genes Underlying Autism Are Coming Into Focus

By Megan Scudellari | August 1, 2016

As researchers sequence the DNA of thousands of kids with autism, dozens of genetic subgroups are emerging.

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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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Additional #IceBucketChallenge Payoffs

By Jef Akst | July 28, 2016

Researchers identify a new ALS-associated gene thanks to funds generated by the social media challenge that went viral in summer 2014.

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Different Brains, Similar Wiring

By Tanya Lewis | July 22, 2016

The brains of primates and mice follow the same exponential rule of connectivity, according to a study.

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Neurons Compete to Form Memories

By Tanya Lewis | July 21, 2016

The same populations of brain cells encode memories that occur close together in time, according to new research.

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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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Mapping the Human Connectome

By Tanya Lewis | July 20, 2016

A new map of human cortex combines data from multiple imaging modalities and comprises 180 distinct regions.

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A 3-D carbon nanotube mesh enables rat spinal tissue sections to reconnect in culture.

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