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Love at Second Sight: Sociality and Mating Behavior in Fish

Love at Second Sight: Sociality and Mating Behavior in Fish

Aparna Nathan April 25, 2014 0

“Love at first sight” – it lies at the core of classic fairy tales, but recent research into animal mating habits shows that this phenomenon is likely just a fantasy. Scientists at the University

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No Need for Neuron Loss?

No Need for Neuron Loss?

Lisa Zheng April 13, 2014 0

Professor Marc Hammarlund and Alexandra Byrne of the Yale School of Medicine have discovered that neurons may be regulated separately from age, suggesting that the deterioration of our neurons as we get older may

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This Is Your Brain on Music

This Is Your Brain on Music

Ameya Mahajan December 25, 2013 0

Musician-turned-scientist Daniel J. Levitin explores the connection between human psychology and music in This Is Your Brain on Music.

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The Brink of Death: A New Perspective

The Brink of Death: A New Perspective

Cathy Ren December 21, 2013 0

About one-fifth of patients who recover from cardiac arrest report having near-death experiences. Recently, researchers at the University of Michigan have discovered a possible scientific explanation for these experiences which could debunk theories involving

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Light and Truth: Using Light to Elucidate the Language of the Brain

Light and Truth: Using Light to Elucidate the Language of the Brain

William Ge December 21, 2013 0

The brain is one of the least well understood of the organs in our bodies, and historically we have only had indirect methods available to measure neural activity. However, professors at the Yale School

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Is Appetite Control Linked to Immune (Dys)function?

Is Appetite Control Linked to Immune (Dys)function?

Deeksha Deep May 29, 2013 0

Researchers at Yale have discovered a connection between hunger control and immune system function, creating the potential for a wide array of further studies involving immune system enhancement.

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Uncovering the Biochemical Basis of Depression

Uncovering the Biochemical Basis of Depression

Smita Shukla May 11, 2013 0

In a new correlation study, researchers in Professor Picciotto's lab showed that individuals afflicted with depression have higher levels of acetylcholine in their brains. The researchers used mice to demonstrate the complexity of the

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Signaling Sans Synapses

Signaling Sans Synapses

Blake Smith February 14, 2013 0

How do neurons work in insects

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More Than Just Tremors: The Cognitive Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

More Than Just Tremors: The Cognitive Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

Jeremy Liu February 14, 2013 1

Dr. Nandakumar Narayanan researches the cognitive, and often ignored, symptoms of Parkinson's

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Special K: Leader of the Antidepressants Revolution

Special K: Leader of the Antidepressants Revolution

Arash Fereydooni February 2, 2013 0

Ketamine may become a new revolutionary medicine for the treatment of depression due to its ability to restore and promote synapse connections

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