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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.

Science Fair Project Ideas

Source: Science Buddies
Get engaged in neuroscience with a variety of hands-on science experiments on a number of brain-related topics.

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Youth Football May Factor into Memory Lapses in NFL Vets: Study

Source: NBC News

A new study suggests there might be benefits to starting tackle football at a later age.

Brain Cells behind Overeating

Source: The Scientist

Scientists have defined neurons responsible for excessive food consumption at an unprecedented level of detail.

Bird Brain? Study Says Chicks Count like We Do

Source: The Guardian

Findings suggest chicks might share human tendency to map numbers from the lowest on left, to highest on right.

Regular Beer-Drinking Could Help Ward off Alzheimer's and Parkinson's

Source: Daily Mail

A chemical in hops could slow the progression of degenerative diseases.

Study Could Determine Link Between Pro Football & Brain Injuries

Source: CBS

A new study could help determine if there is a direct link between long-term brain injuries and NFL players.

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Weekly Advocacy News Roundup

Read advocacy news from the week of Jan. 23, 2015.

The Journal of Neuroscience Welcomes New Editor-in-Chief

Dora Angelaki officially began her tenure as editor-in-chief ofThe Journal of Neuroscience on January 1.

New Editor-in-Chief of John Morrison

Longtime SfN member and leader John Morrison took the helm as editor-in-chief of on January 1. 

Weekly Advocacy News Roundup

Read advocacy news from the week of Jan. 16, 2015.

New Editor-in-Chief Takes Helm of

John Morrison, PhD, of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai began his term on January 1 as editor-in-chief of

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