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Source: Discovery News
Date: 27 Jan 2015
In a new study, scientists used laser light to activate groups of neurons in the brains of mice.
Source: TIME
Date: 27 Jan 2015
Childhood neglect leads to harmful changes in the brain, a new study says.
Source: Mashable
Date: 27 Jan 2015
The brain fart not only has a real name, there's a science to overcoming it.
Source: FOX News
Date: 27 Jan 2015
Less invasive brain surgery isn't common but surgeons are working out different ways to get to tumors, aneurysms and other problems without as much trauma in hopes that patients recover faster.
Source: The Guardian
Date: 22 Jan 2015

Contraceptive use is very common, and brain tumors are very rare, so when a study finds an association between the two, understanding the risk is key.

Source: WIRED
Date: 22 Jan 2015

The claims of brain-branded drinks are not backed by scientific trials.

Source: CNN
Date: 21 Jan 2015
A humble roundworm is leading the race in artificial intelligence, showing that it may be possible one day to upload our brains to a computer.
Source: New York Times
Date: 21 Jan 2015
The new research suggests that human memory keeps sights, sounds and observations in cold storage for a time in case they become useful later on.
Source: MIT Technology Review
Date: 21 Jan 2015
DNA data and medical images were combined to find genetic links to brain anatomy.
Source: Smithsonian
Date: 21 Jan 2015

Scientists find that a brain-protecting protein produced when the body cools may have major implications for the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders. 

Source: U.S. News & World Report
Date: 19 Jan 2015
People with autism may have brain connections that are uniquely their own, a new study suggests.
Source: The Guardian
Date: 15 Jan 2015

A new method allows researchers to visualize brain tissue at the nanoscale using ordinary light microscopes.

Source: NOVA
Date: 14 Jan 2015
Researchers around the world are now collecting blood and saliva samples, brain images, and longitudinal data to help understand why some people cope well with adversity while others fall apart.
Source: NPR Shots Blog
Date: 14 Jan 2015
An Orangutan named Tilda is providing scientists with fresh evidence that even early human ancestors had the ability to make speech-like vocalizations.
Source: Reuters
Date: 14 Jan 2015
Scientists have found a mechanism that kicks in when the body is cooled and prevents the loss of brain cells, and say their find could one day lead to treatments for diseases such as Alzheimer's.
Source: The Washington Post
Date: 14 Jan 2015

FDA approves surgically implanted device meant to trick the brain into making you less hungry. 

Source: MIT Technology Review
Date: 14 Jan 2015
A wireless transmitter could give paralyzed people a practical way to control TVs, computers, or wheelchairs with their thoughts.
Source: The Washington Post
Date: 14 Jan 2015
Vernon B. Mountcastle, the first person to understand and describe how the cells in the higher regions of the brain are organized, died Jan. 11 at his home in Baltimore. He was 96.
Source: Scientific American
Date: 13 Jan 2015
Patients with chronic pain show signs of glial activation in brain centers that modulate pain, according to results from a PET-MRI study.
Source: CNN
Date: 13 Jan 2015

Brain scans could better predict your future behavior and doctors could use them to better anticipate what therapy would work best for you.

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