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The nine plaintiffs allege the university’s actions put women at risk.

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Book Excerpt from Jane on the Brain

By | December 1, 2017

In chapter 3, “The Sense of Sensibility,” author Wendy Jones uses scenes from one of Jane Austen’s most celebrated novels to illustrate the functioning of the body’s stress response system.

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Sense, Sensibility, and Neuroscience

By | December 1, 2017

Jane Austen can teach us a lot about how our brains handle uncertainty.

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Ten-Minute Sabbatical

By | December 1, 2017

Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.

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Responses to compounds in human sweat may help explain why people with autism spectrum disorder tend to struggle with social cues.

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An open letter from hundreds of faculty members in the U.S. and abroad declares they won’t encourage students to pursue education or careers there.

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Image of the Day: Fragile X

By | November 7, 2017

Researchers uncover the central role of a protein linked to Fragile X Syndrome in mice, one of the leading causes of autism and intellectual disability.

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Image of the Day: Tadpole Prism

By | November 3, 2017

Scientists are making use of Xenopus tadpoles to study autism risk genes. 

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Investigations into cases of wrongdoing by professors are increasingly in the public eye. But are colleges and universities doing enough to deal with the problem?

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Salary Survey: By the Numbers

By | November 1, 2017

An overview of this year's results in graphical form

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