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Patients with schizophrenia have impaired ability to imitate

According to George Bernard Shaw, "Imitation is not just the sincerest form of flattery – it's the sincerest form of learning." According to psychologists,...

Mosquito sperm have a sense of smell

Mosquito sperm have a “sense of smell.” This unexpected discovery is reported in an article published in the online early edition of the Proceedings of...

In the brain, the number of neurons in a network may...

Last spring, President Obama established the federal BRAIN Initiative to give scientists the tools they need to get a dynamic picture of the brain...

Bad-boy ‘hypervelocity stars’ found escaping the galaxy

An international team of astronomers has discovered a surprising new class of “hypervelocity stars” – solitary stars moving fast enough to escape the gravitational...

Are gifted children getting lost in the shuffle?

Gifted children are likely to be the next generation’s innovators and leaders—yet the exceptionally smart are often invisible in the classroom, lacking the curricula,...

Even in the dark, brain ‘sees’ its own body’s movement

As Halloween approaches, the thought of walking through a dark room, hands outstretched to find your way, might take on a more sinister feel...
Common cause for breast cancer and heart disease?

Imaging Can Identify Breast Cancer Subtypes, Treatment Response

An optical imaging technique that measures metabolic activity in cancer cells can accurately differentiate breast cancer subtypes, and it can detect responses to treatment...

On the political fringes, feelings of superiority abound

Ideologues on both ends of the political spectrum are equally likely to believe their opinions are superior to others', but their feelings of superiority...

Autism genes are surprisingly large, study finds

Enzymes called topoisomerases are crucial for the expression of extremely long genes in neurons, according to a study published 5 September in Nature1. More...

Researchers develop a steerable, robotic brain needle for busting clots

Surgery to relieve the damaging pressure caused by hemorrhaging in the brain is a perfect job for a robot. That is the basic premise of...

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