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The California Fish and Game Commission has banned crab fishing until further notice after detecting high levels of a neurotoxin in Dungeness and rock crabs. The toxin, domoic acid, is produced by certain types of planktonic algae, and it becomes concentrated in tissue of crabs and other marine organisms during plankton blooms.
The vagus nerve brings information from all over the body to the brain – but is it being hacked by the bacteria in our gut?
  • Wellcome Trust
Becoming a parent can induce significant changes in the brain.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Scientists are finding evidence that neuroinflammation can alter mood and cognition, perhaps enough to help cause psychiatric disorders.
  • The Dana Foundation
Watch a conversation with neuroscientist Christopher Lowry about the microbiome-brain connection.
  • The Kavli Foundation
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.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Guys who need it have Viagra; Ladies with the similar needs have nothing now that the FDA has denied approval of a new drug, flibanserin, which would treat sexual dysfunction in women.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Here in the UK, it is royal baby mania, which makes me as a neuroscientist think about how parental behavior is controlled by the brain.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Non-linear dynamics are fascinating, if for no other reason than so many statistical models are linear, so testing for non-linearity often requires a more strong hypothetical foundation for understanding.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Much as vaccinations eradicated many destructive diseases in the past, neuroscientists are engineering antibodies to try and treat degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
This website offers a collection of PowerPoint presentations (with scripts) designed for teaching students (pre-primary to higher primary) about the brain and the nervous system.
  • John Hopkins University
This site features interactive games for students along with lesson plans to teach about how drugs effect the nervous system.
  • Rice University