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Administration’s Proposed Budget Jeopardizes Scientific Advancement

The White House's FY2018 budget proposal seeks to cut crucial funding for biomedical research, threatening scientific progress.


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Mirror, Mirror in the Brain: The Biology of How We Connect to Others

New research in the field of neuroscience has identified special circuitry in our brains as well as many other circumstances where people’s brains actually become wired to one another.

Neuroplasticity Isn’t Necessarily an Ally, But Understanding It Is

Therapists who understand how plasticity works or at least how they can make use of neuroplastic principles can often correct those runaway negative forms of plasticity.

Opioid Receptors Revealed

Two more structures join the parade of once-intractable proteins.

A Neuroscientist's Quest to Reverse Engineer the Human Brain

M.I.T. scientist Sebastian Seung describes the audacious plan to find the connectome--a map of every single neuron in the brain.

Do Hunger Hormones Make Us Fat?

Research into the hormones that control our appetite may offer new ways to help fight obesity, according to scientists investigating how the brain helps regulate what we eat.