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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

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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.

See-through Sensors Open New Window into the Brain

Source: Medical Xpress

Developing invisible implantable medical sensor arrays, a team of engineers has overcome a major technological hurdle in researchers' efforts to understand the brain.

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".

News from SfN

This Week's Consolidation of Advocacy News

- Neuroscientists speak out against brain game hype
- The absurd claim that only Republicans are to blame for cuts to Ebola research
- New antidepressant: Rapid agent restores pleasure-seeking ahead of other antidepressant action
- See-through sensors open new window into the brain
- Brain scans show cause of seasonal affective disorder
- "I’m not a scientist" is a dangerous cop-out
- Jeffrey Kahn's odd views on animal research

SfN Member Wins Lasker Award

SfN congratulates the recent co-winners of the 2014 Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, SfN member and neurologist Mahlon R. DeLong and neurosurgeon Alim Louis Benabid.

Message From the President: What's Next for Senior Scientists

In the changing landscape of opportunities in neuroscience, how can senior scientists approaching retirement stay involved in science in some way?

SfN Wins Board Governance Award

The Society for Neuroscience received one of two honorable mention awards in the 2014 Prudential Leadership Awards for Exceptional Nonprofit Boards.

Inside Neuroscience: Scientists Investigate Underpinnings of Social Behavior

During a press conference at Neuroscience 2013, researchers described the ways the brain evaluates interactions with others, copes with sudden changes in social hierarchies, and responds to social stress.