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Fear and the Brain, an Introduction

Source: Dana Foundation
Researchers are teasing out brain areas and networks that respond to threats, real and imagined.
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Roundup: The Brain in Love

Source: Society for Neuroscience
For Valentine’s Day, read up on how love affects the brain.

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Smell Test Helps Spot Brain Trauma in Combat Zones, Study Says

Source: U.S. News & World Report

The findings suggest that doctors in combat zones could use smell tests to help identify soldiers who require immediate brain scans, thereby improving frontline care of those with blast injuries, the researchers said.

Can Parental Training Improve the Course of Autism?

Source: The Guardian

A new study tests a controversial idea: that the everyday interactions between caregiver and child can change the way autism develops. 

When HIV Infects the Brain

Source: The Atlantic

A new study reports that the virus can infiltrate the central nervous system within months of infection.

How Brainy Are You about Brains? A Neuroscience Quiz.

Source: The Washington Post

We have a winner in the 2015 USA National Brain Bee Champion: Soren Christensen, a ninth-grader at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Va. Here are some of the questions he had to answer -- plus practice questions.

Stems Cells Finally Deliver, But Not on Their Original Promise

Source: NOVA

In their investigations into the potential therapeutic functions of stem cells, scientists have discovered another way to help those suffering from neurodegenerative and other incurable diseases.

News from SfN

Capitol Hill Day Roundup

52 SfN members took part in a successful Capitol Hill Day on March 26. They participated in 81 meetings with legislators and staff from 27 states to advocate for scientific research.

DC Brain Bee Champion Wins National Contest

Soren Christensen, a ninth-grader at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology and the DC Regional Brain Bee champion, took first place in the U.S. National Brain Bee.

Weekly Advocacy News Roundup

Read advocacy news from the week of March 27, 2015.

Highlights From Brain Awareness Week

From March 16-22, people across the globe celebrated the 20th anniversary of Brain Awareness Week, a global campaign created by the Dana Foundation to increase public awareness about brain science.

Latin American Training Program Now Accepting Applications

Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from Latin America and the Caribbean can apply now through April 8 for the Latin American Training Program.

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