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Do Schizophrenic Brains Repair Themselves?
Do Schizophrenic Brains Repair Themselves?
Jef Akst | Aug 1, 2016
Preliminary research suggests that the brains of schizophrenia patients may regain tissue mass as the illness wears on.
The Hormones and Brain Regions Behind Eye Contact
The Hormones and Brain Regions Behind Eye Contact
Robert Lavine | Aug 1, 2016
Can oxytocin help increase eye contact in patients with autism, thus opening up a whole new world of social interaction?
New Lyme Disease Test Developed by Summer Student
New Lyme Disease Test Developed by Summer Student
Jenny Rood | Aug 1, 2016
The high schooler was studying cancer biomarkers in a George Mason University lab when her familial experiences with Lyme disease sparked an idea.
How Your Nose Got Its Shape
How Your Nose Got Its Shape
Karen Zusi | Aug 1, 2016
Climate variation has sculpted our schnozzes since the earliest humans evolved, but environmental pressures can’t explain everything.
Submerged Pigs Inform Forensics
Submerged Pigs Inform Forensics
Jef Akst | Jul 1, 2016
Watching the decomposition of pig carcasses anchored to the seafloor is helping forensic researchers understand what to expect of human remains dumped in the ocean.
Is Bilingualism Good for Kids?
Is Bilingualism Good for Kids?
Elizabeth Fiedler | Jul 1, 2016
New research suggests that raising kids in a dual-language environment might be better for their verbal development than previously realized.
 
Your Office Has a Distinct Microbiome
Your Office Has a Distinct Microbiome
Amanda B. Keener | Jul 1, 2016
Researchers detail the major factors shaping the microbiomes that surround us while we work.
Inside the Expedition Discovering New Coral Reefs
Inside the Expedition Discovering New Coral Reefs
Catherine Offord | Jul 1, 2016
As technology takes science deeper into the world’s oceans, researchers are discovering reef systems far from warm, shallow tropical waters.
Zebra Finches Aid Neurodegeneration Research
Zebra Finches Aid Neurodegeneration Research
Jenny Rood | Jun 1, 2016
Bird brains might tell us a lot about how human brains malfunction in diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.
Students Study Their Own Microbiomes
Students Study Their Own Microbiomes
Jef Akst | Jun 1, 2016
Pooping into a petri dish is becoming standard practice as part of some college biology courses.