New study finds it's not just dopamine-producing cells, but likely ones that secrete norepinephrine, as well, that kick-start the movement disorder
The mechanism behind antidepressant drugs is unveiled, which could lead to better treatments for depression and anxiety disorders
An examination of over 5,000 teeth from early human ancestors shows that many of the first Europeans probably came from Asia
Maybe it's because I don't have the faith in people that I should, but I find this Newsweek cover really irresponsible. Actually, it's due to the polls cited in the article--and those I have seen elsewhere--that suggest that the American public thinks, among other things, that scientists are still trying to determine if global warming is for real and that it's a major issue in the upcoming Presidential election...
How the brain parses music—and pays attention
Deep-brain stimulation "jump-starts" a man's brain six years after he suffered a severe head trauma
Context clues and word shape also contribute to overall ability to tease out a sentence.
Gene variant (found in 30 percent of Caucasian population and 12 percent of African-Americans) leads to more vivid recollections of emotionally powerful episodes—both good and bad
Researchers pinpoint the neurons responsible for figuring out how things add up
Odds are: Not bloody likely. Shout out to Phil at Bad Astronomy for alerting me to a ridiculous, recent op-ed from The Boston Globe. Conservative columnist Jeff Jacoby puts forward a little thought experiment where he evaluates the chances of a long-deceased, young-Earth creationist, who happened to possess possibly the greatest scientific mind of all-time, getting employment as a professor in a scientific discipline at a modern university...
It appears that some boys have as much as a 50 percent risk of developing the mysterious disorder
In feature-based attention, neurons form the search patterns we use to find familiar objects in unexplored places
New study links expectations of rewards to placebo effect
New study counteracts neurobiological dogma, which says inhibiting new protein formation in the brain causes memory loss
A mutation can dramatically increase the chances of developing the chronic form of diabetes
Conscious memory manipulation could aid in designing both clinical treatments and new drug targets for patients suffering from phobias and post-traumatic stress
New method prevents the transfer of antibiotic resistance (killing the stronger bacteria in the process)
In a word: No. But then, how did the rumor get started?
Discovery could lead to new treatments for the debilitating lung disorder