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This image shows the brains of monogamous prairie voles, with oxytocin receptors labeled in light blue, red, and yellow. When researchers used genetic techniques to increase oxytocin receptor levels in the brain (right column), they found female voles formed partner preferences faster.

Oxytocin: Bonding, Birth, and Trust

Source: Society for Neuroscience
Efforts to uncover nature's way of initiating labor led to the basic science discovery of a brain chemical that is involved in a host of social behaviors.

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Paralyzed Woman Can Now Lift Objects with Her Mind-Controlled Robotic Arm

Source: The Washington Post | Speaking of Science Blog

Jan Scheuermann has been paralyzed from the neck down for years -- but thanks to a cutting-edge robotic arm, she can move and lift things with impressive dexterity.

Music Videos: New Tool for Detecting Brain Injuries

Source: The Washington Post

A new eye-tracking technology using music videos points to a fast new way to assess brain injuries, according to a new study.

This Is How Music Can Change Your Brain

Source: TIME

Actively learning to play an instrument can help a child's academic achievement.

Brain-Like Circuits Can Mimic Pavlov's Dogs

Source: Inside Science

New transistor design emulates mind's plasticity.

Birdsong and Human Speech Turn out to Be Controlled by the Same Genes

Source: The Washington Post | Speaking of Science Blog

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This Week's Consolidation of Advocacy News

- Obama signs $1.1 trillion government spending bill
- Poll: Majority supports ending sequestration
- Science Europe warns over research funding
- Scientists have a sharing problem
- Paralyzed woman can now lift objects with her mind-controlled robotic arm
- Birdsong and human speech turn out to be controlled by the same genes
- This Is How Music Can Change Your Brain
- NIH grant process boosts science through peer review
- Guest opinion: Foreign scientists, engineers needed

Dec. 12, 2014 – This Week's Consolidation of Advocacy News

- NSF's 2015 budget: A small increase and a big pat on the back
- Within NIH's flat 2015 budget, a few favorites
- Academics unimpressed with Ottawa's new research fund
- Failing forward: The slow process of searching for cures
- Doctoral degrees increased last year, but career opportunities remained bleak
- New postdoc report covers familiar ground
- Mice injected with human brain cells get smarter, scientists say
- 10 ways that brain myths are harming us
- Defending Graduate Education

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