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Jeremy Day Probes Reward Signaling in the Brain
Jeremy Day Probes Reward Signaling in the Brain
Catherine Offord | Jan 1, 2017
The University of Alabama, Birmingham, researcher seeks the neural roots of animal behavior
Neural Circuit Plays Role in Overeating
Neural Circuit Plays Role in Overeating
Alison F. Takemura | Aug 8, 2016
Activating serotonin receptors halts a binge-like eating behavior in mice, researchers report.
How Dopamine Tunes Working Memory
How Dopamine Tunes Working Memory
Tanya Lewis | Jun 3, 2016
Dopamine receptors in the cortex orient the brain toward the task at hand.
Hormone Hangover
Hormone Hangover
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Feb 1, 2016
Medication to prevent prematurity in humans harms cognitive flexibility in rats.
The Regenerator
The Regenerator
Anna Azvolinsky | Dec 1, 2015
In his search for effective therapies for Parkinson’s disease, Lorenz Studer is uncovering pluripotency switches and clues to what makes cells age.
Appetite, Obesity, and the Brain
Appetite, Obesity, and the Brain
The Scientist Staff | Nov 1, 2015
How the foods that make us fattest are not that different from heroin and cocaine
Sex Differences in TBI
Sex Differences in TBI
Bob Grant | Oct 20, 2015
Researchers are finding that male and female mice may respond to traumatic brain injuries differently.
Dopamine Distress and Obesity
Dopamine Distress and Obesity
Karen Zusi | Sep 14, 2015
A genetic predisposition toward learning poorly from negative outcomes may influence behaviors leading to weight gain, a study shows.
Let’s Talk About Sex
Let’s Talk About Sex
Megan Scudellari | Jul 1, 2014
In lieu of a career in punk rock, James Pfaus opted to study the brain signals underlying sexual behavior and then see what happened when he manipulated them.
Triggering Resilience to Depression
Triggering Resilience to Depression
Ed Yong | Apr 17, 2014
In mice, boosting depression-causing activity in neurons can actually reverse depressive symptoms.