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Image of the Day
Why Are Some People Altruistic?
Staff | Oct 31, 2017
Researcher Abigail Marsh tells the tale of her very personal brush with extreme altruism.
Image of the Day: Painting with Viruses
Staff | Oct 31, 2017
Researchers have used a modified rabies virus and fluorescent proteins to tag individual nerve cells in the mouse visual cortex.
Image of the Day: Fear Center
Staff | Oct 26, 2017
A set of neurons in the brain’s central amygdala plays a key role in forming memories of aversive experiences, scientists find in mice.
Image of the Day: CRISPR on a Mouse Canvas
Staff | Oct 25, 2017
Scientists are using CRISPR-Cas9 technology to tag and explore specific sets of neurons in mice, in one of the first steps towards building a comprehensive atlas of brain circuitry.
Opinion: Share Your Data
Cameron Craddock, Arno Klein, Michael P. Milham | Oct 24, 2017
Our analysis of a collection of open-access datasets quantifies their benefit to the scientific community.
Symmetrical Eyes Indicate Dyslexia
Ruth Williams | Oct 18, 2017
People who read normally tend to have one dominant eye while people with dyslexia do not, research shows.
Image of the Day: Telling Scans
Aggie Mika | Oct 16, 2017
In children’s brain scans, scientists uncovered signs of multiple sclerosis before the kids showed any symptoms of the disease.
Circadian Gene Linked to Severe Epilepsy in Children
Diana Kwon | Oct 11, 2017
Loss of the CLOCK protein, which researchers find is decreased in pediatric epilepsy patients, makes mice more prone to seizures during sleep.
Giants of Circadian Biology Win Nobel Prize
Catherine Offord | Oct 2, 2017
The award in Physiology or Medicine goes to chronobiologists Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael Young.
Image of the Day: A Shrimp and a Cockroach
Staff | Oct 2, 2017
In the mantis shrimp brain, scientists uncover mushroom bodies—learning and memory structures typically found in the brains of insects.