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Issue 13

Estrogen & Multiple Sclerosis

In a case study by researchers at the Royal Free Hospital in London, a 26-year-old man was hospitalized due to... Read more →

Reflecting on Mirror Neurons

Le Jardin On the lush savannah stand a herd of gazelles, grazing. Behind them, men prowl, registering one another’s actions... Read more →

How Alzheimer’s Spreads

An estimated 5.5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s disease (AD).[1] In 2014, AD claimed around 100,000 lives, and this number... Read more →

Rewiring the Spinal Cord

The largest concern for patients and physicians regarding traumatic spinal cord injuries (SCIs) is the severity of irreversible damage. Spinal... Read more →

Fetal Effects of Opioid Abuse

According to the New York Times, the opioid epidemic is the deadliest drug crisis in America, and drug overdoses are... Read more →

The Mosaic Brain

Our brains are a work of art, a mosaic of unique cells with incredible genetic diversity. How do these cells lead to differences in behavior? Do they lead to any differences at all? Learn more about the connection between mutations in the brain and their functional result.

Dive Into the Mind of an Octopus

Octopuses are highly intelligent creatures. Explore the mechanisms behind their advanced cognitive abilities and discover how they compare to mechanisms of human intelligence.

Feeding Behavior

What drives our desire to eat? Learn about the neural circuits that mediate reward and affect feeding behaviors, as well as the health consequences when these systems go awry.