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More Evidence of Alzheimer’s Transmission

By Jef Akst | January 27, 2016

Examining the brains of seven patients who died of the prion disease called Creutzfeldt–Jakob, researchers find signs of Alzheimer’s pathology. 

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Processing Faces

By Jef Akst | January 21, 2016

Other people’s faces are mapped onto our brains.

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Another Role for ApoE?

By Ashley P. Taylor | January 20, 2016

Key Alzheimer’s disease–related protein may be a transcriptional regulator.

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Cocaine Induces Neuronal Autophagy

By Jef Akst | January 19, 2016

A new study supports the idea that cocaine triggers brain cells to eat themselves and suggests a possible antidote.

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How Blasts Affect the Brain

By Anna Azvolinsky | January 13, 2016

Repeated exposure to explosions can damage the cerebellum in combat veterans and mouse models alike.

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How Multicellularity Arose

By Jef Akst | January 11, 2016

Researchers identify a molecule that may have been key to the surprisingly common transition from single-celled ancestors to today’s complex, multicellular organisms. 

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Brain-Training Firm, FTC Settle

By Tracy Vence | January 6, 2016

San Francisco-based Lumos Labs, creator of the brain-training program Lumosity, will pay $2 million to settle deceptive-advertising charges raised by the US Federal Trade Commission.

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Molecular Fingerprint Predicts Flu Shot Response

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | January 4, 2016

A gene-expression signature correlates with a person’s likelihood of experiencing adverse events after receiving a seasonal flu vaccine, scientists show. 

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Book Excerpt from NeuroLogic

By Eliezer J. Sternberg | January 1, 2016

In the introduction to the book, author Eliezer J. Sternberg illustrates what can happen when the brain’s processing centers are damaged.

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Christie Fowler: Addicted to Research

By Kerry Grens | January 1, 2016

Assistant Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Behavior University of California, Irvine. Age: 39

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