Self-Control Center in the Brain Linked to Weight Loss
Self-Control Center in the Brain Linked to Weight Loss
Activity in the lateral prefrontal cortex was the best correlate of weight loss in a study of people on a restricted-calorie diet.
Self-Control Center in the Brain Linked to Weight Loss
Self-Control Center in the Brain Linked to Weight Loss

Activity in the lateral prefrontal cortex was the best correlate of weight loss in a study of people on a restricted-calorie diet.

Activity in the lateral prefrontal cortex was the best correlate of weight loss in a study of people on a restricted-calorie diet.

zoonotic diseases, neuroscience, microbiology, immunology, evolution
Breakthrough Prizes Recognize Aneuploidy Researcher, Biochemist
Breakthrough Prizes Recognize Aneuploidy Researcher, Biochemist
Catherine Offord | Oct 18, 2018
This year’s winners also include the developers of nusinersen, an oligonucleotide therapeutic for spinal muscular atrophy.
Image of the Day: Hearing Aid
Image of the Day: Hearing Aid
Catherine Offord | Oct 18, 2018
A swollen wing vein helps butterflies detect low-frequency sounds.
More Autism Genes Identified
More Autism Genes Identified
Ashley Yeager | Oct 17, 2018
Researchers parse genes linked with intellectual disability and autism from those tied to autism alone.
Book Excerpt from <em>Adventures in Memory</em>
Book Excerpt from Adventures in Memory
Hilde Østby, Ylva Østby | Oct 16, 2018
In Chapter 6, “The Elephant’s Graveyard,” authors Hilde Øsby and Ylva Østby discuss groundbreaking research into the psychology of forgetting.
Image of the Day: Swish Swish
Image of the Day: Swish Swish
Kerry Grens | Oct 16, 2018
Animals’ tails swat away insects using both wind and whack.
GABA Receptors Are Normal in People with Autism
GABA Receptors Are Normal in People with Autism
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 14, 2018
Contrary to prior evidence, a study finds receptor density is the same among people without and without the disorder, although GABA signaling still appears to be impaired.
Image of Day: Retinas from Scratch
Image of Day: Retinas from Scratch
Ashley Yeager | Oct 12, 2018
Human eye organoids could help scientists develop therapies for colorblindness.
Image of the Day: First Contact
Image of the Day: First Contact
Catherine Offord | Oct 11, 2018
Cryo-electron tomography reveals how Salmonella sets up physical interactions with host cells.
When Normal Touch Becomes Painful, the Same Neurons Are Involved
When Normal Touch Becomes Painful, the Same Neurons Are Involved
Ruth Williams | Oct 10, 2018
In a condition called mechanical allodynia, when everyday activities exact misery, the same neurons that ordinarily transmit normal touch are involved in feelings of pain.