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Stressed Rodents Make Different Choices
Katarina Zimmer | Mar 1, 2018
Chronic stress tweaks a circuit in the brain that influences how lab rodents make tough decisions.
Are the Brains of Transgender People Different from Those of Cisgender People?
Shawna Williams | Mar 1, 2018
Research into the biological basis of gender identity is in its infancy, but clues are beginning to emerge.
Long-Term Brain Rhythms Offer Possibility of Predicting Seizures
Diana Kwon | Jan 8, 2018
Researchers identify patterns of neural activity ranging from a few days to four weeks in individuals with epilepsy.
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.
Zika Linked to More Neurological Problems in Adults
Kerry Grens | Aug 14, 2017
A review of several dozen hospitalized patients in Brazil finds neurological conditions, including inflammation of the brain and spinal cord, in addition to Guillain-Barre syndrome.
First In Vivo Function Found for Animal Circular RNA
Catherine Offord | Aug 10, 2017
Mice lacking the RNA had deregulated microRNAs in the brain, disrupted synaptic communication, and behavioral abnormalities associated with neuropsychiatric disorders.
Distinguished Autism Researcher Dies
Diana Kwon | Jun 13, 2017
A child neurologist, Isabelle Rapin popularized the notion that autism was part of a spectrum of disorders.
Spinal Cord Injury Researcher Dies
Jef Akst | Feb 23, 2017
Neuroscientist Geoffrey Raisman pioneered the study of spinal cord injury and the use of cell transplants to repair the damage.
Clues to Lithium’s Mechanism
Tanya Lewis | Jul 8, 2016
A study in roundworms hints at how the drug may exert therapeutic effects.
Zika Linked to Another Neurological Disorder
Tanya Lewis | Apr 12, 2016
Patients infected with the virus can develop a condition similar to multiple sclerosis, a small study suggests.