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Rewarding Companions

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | October 26, 2015

Oxytocin and social contact together modulate endocannabinoid activity in the mouse brain, which could help explain the prosocial effects of marijuana use. 

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Electrode-Free Electrophysiology

By Kerry Grens | October 22, 2015

Optogenetics has evolved beyond its neuron-stimulating capacities to an all-optical approach for both manipulating and recording cells.

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Speaking of Neuroscience

By Bob Grant | October 22, 2015

A selection of notable quotes from the Society for Neuroscience meeting

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New Hope for Alzheimer’s Blood Test

By Jef Akst | October 19, 2015

Using autoantibodies as biomarkers, researchers could soon identify people at the highest risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases much earlier than existing methods.

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Cognitive Neuroscience Lurking in Art

By Kerry Grens | October 19, 2015

What can neuroscientists learn from the masters and other artists?

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Newfound Neurons

By Tracy Vence | October 19, 2015

Researchers identify a new type of brain cell in male Caenorhabditis elegans.

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Neurons from Glia In Vivo

By Kerry Grens | October 19, 2015

Scientists present new recipes for directly converting glial cells to neurons in mouse brains.

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Antioxidants May Aid Cancer

By Kerry Grens | October 16, 2015

Mice given a dietary supplement had faster-progressing melanoma, a study shows.

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Growing Placenta-Generating Cells

By Jef Akst | October 14, 2015

Researchers derive trophoblast stem cells from mouse fibroblasts, paving the way for cell therapy for placental dysfunction diseases.

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Explaining Elephants’ Cancer Resistance

By Jef Akst | October 13, 2015

Two studies reveal that the giant mammals have dozens of extra copies of a cancer-preventing gene.

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