Neuroscience in the News

What's going on in the world of neuroscience? What's new? What's happening? With fascinating stories that focus on brain research, this page will keep you informed of the breaking discoveries and events in neuroscience.

Using Wind to Repel Mosquitoes
December 24, 2002

Alcohol-Related Crash Deaths Reduced in Young Drivers
December 22, 2002

Brains, Brains Everywhere
Flatworm gene that restricts brain tissue discovered
December 20, 2002

Redheads and Pain Perception
December 17, 2002

Changing Eyes!
December 4, 2002

Ionized Bracelets: Do They Work on Pain?
December 4, 2002

Getting Your Bell Rung
More "Rings" Put Athletes at Risk for Severe Concussions
November 22, 2002

Stroller Safety
November 21, 2002

FDA Tackles Tylenol
Stronger Warning Label Recommended for Common Painkiller Acetaminophen
November 13, 2002

Skateboarding: A Surprisingly Safe Sport
November 13, 2002

Is Fish Really Brain Food?
October 27, 2002

New Facts on West Nile Virus
October 18, 2002

Promising Progress for Christopher Reeve's Spinal Injury
October 4, 2002

The Cost of Unhelmeted Motorcycle Riders
October 4, 2002

The Neurobiology Behind Out-of-Body Experiences
September 27, 2002

New JAMA Study: Ginkgo Doesn't Improve Memory
September 25, 2002

Seat Belt Use Reaches New High
September 13, 2002

Reducing Pain by Shifting Attention
September 12, 2002

Changing Cortical Size and Shape
Beta-catenin may Regulate Brain Shape
August 29, 2002

Second Language Learning
August 19, 2002

West Nile Virus Hits Southern United States
August 19, 2002

Conjoined Twins Separated
August 14, 2002

Listen to Your Mom: "Don't Run with Scissors!"
August 14, 2002

Alligators Detect Water Movement with Special Sensory Receptors
August 8, 2002

Voice of the Lakers Silenced by Brain Injury
August 5, 2002

Caffeine Used to Fight Slugs and Snails
July 25, 2002

GHB Approved to Treat Symptom of Narcolepsy
July 25, 2002

DEET: Still the Best Mosquito Repellent
July 17, 2002

Abraham Lincoln and His Little Blue Pills
Did Lincoln Suffer from Mercury Poisoning?
July 10, 2002

The Key to Keeping Your Brain Fit (Even at 90!)...
July 2, 2002

Rats May Join War on Drugs
Rodent Sense of Smell Used to Detect Drugs
June 20, 2002

Age Differences in Language Processing
June 17, 2002

The Surf is Up!
Watch Out for Head Injuries
June 10, 2002

Beware of the Irukandji Jellyfish
Recent increase in stings in Australia
June 3, 2002

No Need for Long Fast Before General Anesthesia
May 26, 2002

Caffeine for Headaches?
May 21, 2002

To Chip or Not to Chip?
May 21, 2002

Astrocytes and Neurogenesis
May 21, 2002

Visual Cortex Activity in the Blind
May 20, 2002

International Report Outlines Hazards Faced by Children
May 14, 2002

Neuropeptides: Something to Sniff About
Intranasal Drug Delivery Directly to the Brain
May 13, 2002

Genetic Control of Brain Symmetry
May 7, 2002

Pufferfish Found to Contain Saxitoxin
April 26, 2002

Pediatricians Want To Restrict the Use of Skateboards and Scooters
April 18, 2002

Sign Language and the Brain
April 17, 2002

Epilepsy and Driving
April 11, 2002

Actor Dudley Moore Dies of PSP
April 8, 2002

Record Number of Deaths on Ski Slopes
April 8, 2002

Easier Treatment of "Lazy Eye"
March 28, 2002

Childrens' Headache Drawings Help Neurologists
March 21, 2002

Up Front About the Frontal Lobe
Humans and Great Apes Have Similar Frontal Lobes
March 18, 2002

The Hard Facts of Motorcycle Crashes
March 8, 2002

Moody Brains
March 8, 2002

Use Your Brain to Reduce the Risk of Alzheimer's Disease
February 15, 2002

New Survey: Teen Use of Drugs
January 18, 2002

Stink Bombs
Military Explores Foul-Smelling Weapons
January 18, 2002

Gulf War Vets Twice as Likely to Suffer from ALS
January 10, 2002

The Power of Thought
Complex thinking linked to improved immune system function
January 10, 2002


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