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Snake Toxin Reveals Pain Clues

By Tia Ghose | November 16, 2011

The venom from the Texas coral snake causes intense pain by targeting acid-sensing ion channels, providing researchers with potential new targets for pain therapies.

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Top 7 in Neuroscience

By Edyta Zielinska | November 8, 2011

A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in neuroscience and related areas, from Faculty of 1000

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Neurosurgery Resident Plagiarized Research

By Bob Grant | November 7, 2011

A physician doing a residency at the University of Virginia Medical Center was caught copying sections of text and an illustration in multiple NIH-funded papers.

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Cigarette Smoking Leads to Coke?

By Jef Akst | November 4, 2011

Nicotine may alter the brain’s response to cocaine, supporting the idea that the legal drug may serve as a "gateway" to the use of illegal substances.

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New Genes, New Brain

By Cristina Luiggi | October 19, 2011

A bevy of genes known to be active during human fetal and infant development first appeared at the same time that the prefrontal cortex—the area of the brain associated with human intelligence and personality—took shape in primates.

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Placebos Use Pot Receptor

By Tia Ghose | October 5, 2011

Some pain-relief placebos work in part by activating a cannabinoid receptor, stimulating the same pathway as marijuana.

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Next Generation: Microfluidics for the Dish

By Kerry Grens | October 4, 2011

A new device for directing fluids is designed to deliver chemical cues directly to petri dishes without disturbing cells.

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Neuroscience

By Edyta Zeilinska | October 1, 2011

Read about beginnings of neuroscience through the eyes of Nobel Prize winner Eric Kandel, and how researchers today envision the future of the field.

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. . . And Many Happy Returns

By Mary Beth Aberlin | October 1, 2011

To the great scientific leaps witnessed during our first 25 years, and the game changers yet to come.

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A Not-So-Short Circuit?

By Edyta Zielinska | October 1, 2011

As neuroscientists look to the future of their field, they are beginning to delve into more complex factors that define our emotions and intentions.

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