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Divining the Right Drug

A new device may take the guesswork out of prescribing an antidepressant that works

March 11, 2010 — Allison Bond

New Hope for Battling Brain Cancer

Studies suggest that stem cells sustain deadly tumors in the brain—and that aiming at these insidious culprits could lead to a cure

March 11, 2010 — Gregory Foltz

Playing the Body Electric

A combination of genetics and optics gives brain scientists an unprecedented ability to dissect the circuits of the mind

March 5, 2010 — Christof Koch

The Brain and the Written Word

A cognitive neuroscientist explains his quest to understand how reading works in the mind—and how the brain is changed by education and culture

March 4, 2010 — Gareth Cook

To Learn Better, Sleep on It

Naps help move new info from short-term memory storage in the hippocampus to long-term storage in the cortex, said U.C. Berkeley's Matthew Walker at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in San Diego on February 21. (In other words, zzzz's help the three R's.) Christie Nicholson reports

February 24, 2010

Living with Schizophrenia

A diagnosis of schizophrenia is not always grounds for despair

February 24, 2010 — Scott O. Lilienfeld and Hal Arkowitz

Stimulating Science: Following the Recovery Money

One year ago, Congress passed and President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act into law, which handed out billions of dollars for science, health, energy and other research. How is that money being spent?

February 17, 2010

The Brain's Dark Energy

Brain regions active when our minds wander may hold a key to understanding neurological disorders and even consciousness itself

February 17, 2010 — Marcus E. Raichle

Oxytocin May Alleviate Some Autism

A study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences followed a small group of high-functioning people with autism and found that they responded more to social cues when given the hormone oxytocin. Karen Hopkin reports

February 16, 2010