01 Jun 2015
They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. The same can be said of the adult brain. Its connections are hard to change, while in children, novel... +more
24 May 2015
"As clever as a guppy" is not a huge compliment. But intelligence does matter to these tropical fish: big-brained guppies are more likely to outwit... +more
18 May 2015
Scientists from the Universities of Bern in Switzerland and Göttingen in Germany have succeeded in restoring vision to blind mice. They've developed... +more
12 May 2015
Dopamine is the chemical messenger in the brain most closely associated with pleasure and reward. Recent scientific advances now shed light on... +more
06 May 2015
Results suggest explanation for why people exposed to nicotine in the womb are more likely to become smokers. Exposure to nicotine in the womb... +more
19 Aug 2014
"I'm sorry for having to do the interview this way." says Charles Lee, Ph.D., battling Hartford, Conn., rush-hour traffic with one ear listening for... +more
17 Aug 2014
The right tool for the job is important. A surgeon wouldn’t use a chainsaw when a scalpel offers more control. But sometimes the best treatments... +more
15 Jul 2014
Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have identified a gene that regulates sleep and wake rhythms.   The discovery of the... +more
18 Jun 2014
Researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center and elsewhere, using a mouse model, have recorded the activity of individual nerve cells in a small part of... +more
24 May 2014
Blocking a pain receptor in mice not only extends their lifespan, it also gives them a more youthful metabolism, including an improved insulin... +more