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Brain Barrier Opened for First Time to Treat Cancer

Source: New Scientist

The breakthrough will allow drugs to reach diseased areas of the brain that are otherwise out of bounds.

Scientists Pinpoint Why Some People Are ‘SAD’ in Winter

Source: TIME

Difficulty regulating serotonin may explain why some people suffer from season affective disorder (SAD), according to new research.

Halting Schizophrenia Before It Starts

Source: NPR Shots Blog

An intervention program draws on research suggesting that schizophrenia unfolds much more slowly than might be obvious, even to families.

Myths about the Brain 'Hamper Effective Teaching'

Source: The Telegraph

Research published today suggests that widely believed myths about neuroscience are being used to justify classroom practice that has "no educational value".

Walking for a Better Brain

Source: The Atlantic

When a 70-year-old man walked the length of the United States in 1909, he sparked a conversation that ultimately changed medicine's ideas about the value of exercise in old age. Wayne Curtis.