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Neural Mechanism Links Alcohol Consumption to Binge Eating
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jan 10, 2017
Ethanol triggers starvation-activated neurons, leading mice to overeat.
Brain Regions Responsible for Face Recognition Continue to Grow After Birth
Diana Kwon | Jan 6, 2017
Neuroimaging study confirms the fusiform gyrus continues to develop throughout childhood.
How Hummingbirds Sense Movement While Hovering
Anna Azvolinsky | Jan 5, 2017
A visual motion-sensing brain region found in all four-limbed vertebrates displays unique properties in Anna’s hummingbirds.
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
Using Gene Drives to Limit the Spread of Malaria
Tony Nolan and Andrea Crisanti | Jan 1, 2017
Introducing genetic changes into mosquito populations could be key to effective malaria control.
Infographic: Using Gene Drive to Control Malaria
Tony Nolan and Andrea Crisanti | Dec 31, 2016
For years, researchers have looked to genetically modify mosquitoes to prevent the spread of malaria. Now they have a promising strategy.
UN Rejects Calls for Moratorium on Gene Drive Research
Joshua A. Krisch | Dec 23, 2016
Activists claim the technology is too risky, but scientists advise the United Nations to continue to support gene drive research.
Opinion: A Tale of Two Hemispheres
Laurence O’Dwyer | Dec 20, 2016
Studying savant-like behaviors in birds could help researchers better understand autism spectrum disorders.
Pregnancy May Remodel the Brain’s Social Cognition Regions
Ben Andrew Henry | Dec 20, 2016
Reductions in the volume of gray matter in specific regions appear to represent synaptic pruning, a new study suggests, that tunes a mother’s brain to childcare.
Retrieving Short-Term Memories
Anna Azvolinsky | Dec 1, 2016
Neurons can continue to capture a short-term memory without continuous firing, researchers show.