Mini-microscopes reveal brain circuitry behind social behavior

A microscope lens implanted deep inside a mouse’s brain shows different patterns of neural activity when the mouse interacts with males, females, or other stimuli. Now, researchers have discovered that sexual experience can trigger long-term changes in these brain patterns….

A microscope lens implanted deep inside a mouse’s brain shows different patterns of neural activity when the mouse interacts with males, females, or other stimuli. Now, researchers have discovered that sexual experience can trigger long-term changes in these brain patterns….

Black Cat Skeleton Cookies (Vegan & Gluten-Free)

Happy Halloween! If you’re anything like us, you’re probably planning to snack on some festive vegan treats tonight. Candy, pumpkin-flavored everything…but do you have any black cat skeleton cookies?? We think these cookies from Something Vegan are an absolute must for any Halloween celebration. How cool do they look?! And in typical Something Vegan fashion, this recipe is quick and easy to make. You still have time to whip some of these babies up for your festivities tonigh…

Happy Halloween! If you’re anything like us, you’re probably planning to snack on some festive vegan treats tonight. Candy, pumpkin-flavored everything…but do you have any black cat skeleton cookies?? We think these cookies from Something Vegan are an absolute must for any Halloween celebration. How cool do they look?! And in typical Something Vegan fashion, this recipe is quick and easy to make. You still have time to whip some of these babies up for your festivities tonigh…

Smart artificial beta cells could lead to new diabetes treatment

Artificial beta cells have been developed that automatically release insulin into the bloodstream when glucose levels rise. This work was done in lab experiments but could lead to a much more patient-friendly treatment than injections….

Artificial beta cells have been developed that automatically release insulin into the bloodstream when glucose levels rise. This work was done in lab experiments but could lead to a much more patient-friendly treatment than injections….

Drinking during adolescence and young adulthood: Taboo, tolerated, and treasured

The etiology of a behavior, such as alcohol drinking, can change during adolescence and young adulthood. A new article explores factors of family and friend influences on youth and young adult drinking….

The etiology of a behavior, such as alcohol drinking, can change during adolescence and young adulthood. A new article explores factors of family and friend influences on youth and young adult drinking….

Early age of drinking leads to neurocognitive and neuropsychological damage

Although drinking by U.S. adolescents has decreased during the last decade, more than 20 percent of U.S. high-school students continue to drink alcohol before the age of 14 years. This can have adverse effects on their neurodevelopment. Little is known about how the age of alcohol-use onset influences brain development. This is the first study to assess the association between age of adolescent drinking onset and neurocognitive performance, taking into account pre-existing cognitive function….

Although drinking by U.S. adolescents has decreased during the last decade, more than 20 percent of U.S. high-school students continue to drink alcohol before the age of 14 years. This can have adverse effects on their neurodevelopment. Little is known about how the age of alcohol-use onset influences brain development. This is the first study to assess the association between age of adolescent drinking onset and neurocognitive performance, taking into account pre-existing cognitive function….

How flu shot manufacturing forces influenza to mutate

The common practice of growing influenza vaccine components in chicken eggs disrupts the major antibody target site on the virus surface, rendering the flu vaccine less effective in humans….

The common practice of growing influenza vaccine components in chicken eggs disrupts the major antibody target site on the virus surface, rendering the flu vaccine less effective in humans….

Virtual reality reduces phantom pain in paraplegics

Virtual reality reduces phantom body pain in paraplegics and creates the illusion that they can feel their paralyzed legs being touched again. The results could one day translate into therapies to reduce chronic pain in paraplegics….

Virtual reality reduces phantom body pain in paraplegics and creates the illusion that they can feel their paralyzed legs being touched again. The results could one day translate into therapies to reduce chronic pain in paraplegics….

Surprising monkey study: Bad times do not cause group members to change behavior

Researchers have observed an unexpected behavioral pattern in monkeys in Puerto Rico. As the population density in the group rises, the group as a whole produces fewer babies — this is no surprise. But, to the surprise of researchers, it turned out that the group’s individual members did not change behavior. How does this add up?…

Researchers have observed an unexpected behavioral pattern in monkeys in Puerto Rico. As the population density in the group rises, the group as a whole produces fewer babies — this is no surprise. But, to the surprise of researchers, it turned out that the group’s individual members did not change behavior. How does this add up?…