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On the Road to Sweetness: A Clear-Cut Destination?

On the Road to Sweetness: A Clear-Cut Destination?

Margaretta Midura November 4, 2012 Comments Off

The well-known concept that different parts of the tongue sense different tastes is inaccurate - in reality, all parts of the tongue can sense any taste

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Book Review: The Vision Revolution

Book Review: The Vision Revolution

Grace Cao November 4, 2012 Comments Off

Dr. Mark Changizi's "The Vision Revolution" compares four aspects of human vision to superpowers, highlighting some of the remarkable qualities of our visual systems

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Natural Birth Induces Protein Linked to Brain Development

Natural Birth Induces Protein Linked to Brain Development

Alyssa Picard October 31, 2012 Comments Off

Professor Tamas Horvath and his research team have found that natural birth stimulates production of a protein that helps neurons, especially those involved in memory, form connections

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On The Road to Attenuating Neuropathic Pain

On The Road to Attenuating Neuropathic Pain

Mahbuba Tusty October 31, 2012 Comments Off

Omar Samad and Dr. Stephen Waxman have developed a potential method to treat neuropathic pain by reducing the production of a specific sodium channel

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Smirnoff “Mice”: Protein Expression Linked to Alcoholism Propensity in Mus musculus

Smirnoff “Mice”: Protein Expression Linked to Alcoholism Propensity in Mus musculus

Jason Young October 31, 2012 Comments Off

Yale Professor Jane Taylor and graduate student Jacqueline Barker have identified a protein that is related to risk of alcoholism-like behavior in mice

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The Healing Art of Meditation

The Healing Art of Meditation

Kaitlin McLean May 10, 2012 2

Dr. Judson Brewer of the Yale Medical School has shown that meditation decreases activity of the parts of the mind associated with self-referential processing and mind-wandering

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Study Drugs and Neural Enhancers: Science and Controversy

Study Drugs and Neural Enhancers: Science and Controversy

Chukwuma Onyebeke May 9, 2012 1

Ritalin and Adderall are two of the most popular neuroenhancing drugs, and though they may have real effects on memory and attention, their other health effects are still difficult to assess

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The Marijuana Receptors: A New Medical Target?

The Marijuana Receptors: A New Medical Target?

Arash Fereydooni May 9, 2012 Comments Off

The recently-discovered endocannabinoid signaling system appears to have a role in controlling neurological functions including cravings, mood, and memory, making it an attractive drug target

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Left Brain, Right Brain: An Outdated Argument

Left Brain, Right Brain: An Outdated Argument

Kevin Boehm April 15, 2012 6

Recent research shows that, while the left and right hemispheres of the brain differ clearly in some abilities, such as language, they are also remarkably flexible

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How Anesthesia Affects the Brain

How Anesthesia Affects the Brain

Katherine Zhou March 18, 2012 2

Anesthesia is a critical component of any surgery, but its mechanism and effects remain largely unclear

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