Neuroscience News

03/13/2015

Blood-Based Genetic Biomarkers Identify Young Boys with Autism

Scientists report finding an accurate blood-based measure that could lead to a clinical test for autism.

03/10/2015

One Step Closer to Artificial Photosynthesis and "Solar Fuels"

Inspired by a chemical process found in leaves, scientists have developed an electrically conductive film.

03/09/2015

Study Shows Connection between Key Autism Risk Genes in the Human Brain

Scientists take major step toward understanding how brain development goes awry in some individuals with the disorder

03/04/2015

Researchers Map What Shaped the Evolution of the Human Brain

Thousands of genetic "dimmer" switches were turned up high during human evolution in the developing cerebral cortex.

02/27/2015

Brain Makes Decisions with Same Method Used to Break WW2 Enigma Code

Neuroscientists find that when making decisions, neurons in the brain of rhesus monkeys apply the same statistical tricks that were used by the decryption team at Bletchley Park.

02/25/2015

Professor Marc Kastner, Renowned Physicist and MIT Dean, Named President of the Science Philanthropy Alliance

The Science Philanthropy Alliance, a coalition of leading nonprofit institutions and foundations dedicated to increasing investment in basic science research, announced today that Marc Kastner will be its first president.

02/23/2015

How the Brain Flips the Hunger Switch

The uncontrollable urge to eat after using marijuana may be driven by neurons in the brain normally involved in suppressing appetite.

02/16/2015

Reality is Distorted in Brain's Maps

Norway's NTNU researchers have found how the brain’s GPS is aligned to the real world.

02/12/2015

Brain's GPS system influenced by shape of environment

Patterns created by the brain's grid cells are modified by the shape of the environment.

01/26/2015

Brain’s On-Off Thirst Switch Identified

Findings could lead to new therapies for dehydration and excessive thirst.

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