Neuroscience News


Brain Imaging Explains Reason for Good and Poor Language Outcomes in ASD Toddlers

Researchers find possible way to predict language development in toddlers with autistic spectrum disorder, even before formal diagnosis.


Experimental cancer drug restores memory in mouse model of Alzheimer’s

The drug appears to block damage triggered during formation of amyloid-beta plaques, a hallmark of the disease.


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.


One Step Closer to Artificial Photosynthesis and "Solar Fuels"

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


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


Reality is Distorted in Brain's Maps

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