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

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Pain and Itch Neurons Grown in a Dish

Source: Nature

Reprogrammed human and mouse cells offer way to identify new painkilling drugs.

Study: Brain Abnormalities Found in 40% of SIDS Cases

Source: TIME

The unknown cause of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) could be a brain abnormality, a new study suggests.

Prolonged Marijuana Use Linked with Brain Changes

Source: Discovery News

Using marijuana daily for four years or longer may be related to certain changes in the brain, according to new research.

Brain's Dementia Weak Spot Identified

Source: BBC

The brain has a weak spot for Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia, according to UK scientists who have pinpointed the region using scans.

Brains of People with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Offer Clues About Disorder

Source: The New York Times Well Blog

Two recent studies suggest that physiological factors may underlie chronic fatigue syndrome.

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This Week's Consolidation of Advocacy News

- Republican Steering Committee recommends House committee chairs for 114th Congress
- Who will hold science's purse strings in new House?
- Science gets a nod in Obama's immigration plans
- New special report highlights NSF-funded broader impacts
- A vital brain structure was forgotten for 100 years because scientists couldn't agree
- 'Emotional map' reveals where human body feels gentle touch
- Alzheimer's test detects disease decade ahead of onset
- Cutting calories slows aging, new study finds
- Electrical scalp device can slow progression of deadly brain tumors
- Reproducibility issue may be science's growing pains
- The rules of replication
- New GOP leaders embrace science but don't hug trees
- Seventy years ago this week, a science policy milestone
- The Shrinking World of Ideas

Neuroscience 2014 Attendees Share Science From Around the Globe

More than 31,000 researchers, clinicians, and advocates traveled to Washington, DC, to take part in Neuroscience 2014.

Research Shows Potential of Stem Cells in Treating Brain Diseases

Scientists today reported significant advances in the search for stem cell-based treatments for degenerative brain disorders, such as Huntington’s and Parkinson’s diseases. Other studies used stem cells to promote brain repair after a stroke and to understand how Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases spread across the brain, providing insight into new potential treatments. 

Studies Show How Diet and Obesity Alter Brain and Behavior

Research released today on the effects of diet on different areas of the brain offers important insights into neurodegenerative disorders, including Parkinson’s disease and depression. The research also sheds new light on how nutrition during pregnancy may alter children’s brains in ways that promote obesity.

The Complex Relationship Between Sleep and Memory

Research released today reveals exciting new insights into the intricate relationship between sleep and memory, advancing understanding about how to protect the brain from problems associated with chronic sleep deprivation and traumatic brain injury, as well as suggesting potential methods for helping people to better learn how to use neuroprosthetic devices.