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Growing New Neurons
Ed Yong | Oct 4, 2012
Brain cells called pericytes can be reprogrammed into neurons with just two proteins, pointing to a novel way to treat neurodegenerative disorders.
Kerry Grens | Oct 1, 2012
Researchers reveal a new pathway of synaptic modulation in the hippocampus exclusive to females.
Removing the Optimism Bias
Ed Yong | Sep 24, 2012
Disrupting a small part of the brain with a magnetic field can reduce people’s prejudice towards good news.
GM Crop Concerns
Beth Marie Mole | Sep 20, 2012
A questionable study claims that rats fed approved genetically modified maize developed cancer and died early.
Neglected Babies Develop Less Myelin
Edyta Zielinska | Sep 17, 2012
Mice raised in isolation from their mothers developed cognitive deficits similar to those of babies raised in orphanages where physical contact is infrequent.
A Win for GM Crops
Beth Marie Mole | Sep 10, 2012
The EU Court of Justice struck down Italy’s attempt to block genetically modified maize.
Eyes: a Window to the Diagnosis
Sabrina Richards | Sep 6, 2012
Researchers use characteristic differences in eye movements to identify patients with deficits in neurological function.
Staff | Sep 1, 2012
Meet some of the people featured in the September 2012 issue of
Hayley Dunning | Sep 1, 2012
The brain’s phagocytes follow an ATP bread trail laid down by calcium waves to the site of damage.
Annie Gottlieb | Sep 1, 2012
Wired for Story, Dreamland, Homo Mysterious,