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If genes don't turn off, brain's wiring gets screwy - Futurity

A new study with mice shows how genes stuck in the "on" position can lead to faulty brain wiring that affects learning and memory.

Researchers just doubled what we know about the map of the human brain

Scientists like to say the human brain is the most complex object in the universe — three pounds of fluid and tissue, about which we understand only a fraction.<p>That fraction just grew dramatically.<p>In a study published Wednesday online in Nature, a team of researchers more than doubled the number of …

The Brain

Scientists Get Closer to a Cure for OCD

New research by Duke University suggests there may be an eventual treatment for the disease.<p>Someday, the show <i>Monk</i> might not make any sense to us.<p>Brain scientists at Duke University tested lab mice who were bred with a low level of a brain receptor and found that they would excessively groom …

The Scientific Mystery of a Man Living with 90% of His Brain Missing

What we think we know about our brains is nothing compared to what we don’t know. This fact is brought into focus by the medical mystery of a …

A single species of gut bacteria can reverse autism-related social behavior in mice

The absence of one specific species of gut bacteria causes social deficits in mice, researchers at Baylor College of Medicine report June 16 in <i>Cell</i>. …

Where the Vocabulary of Autism is Failing

Terms like “low-functioning” are short on nuance and long on stigma.<p>Alex Garish knows how to make a dramatic entrance. The 11-year-old glides into the dining room of her family’s home in northwestern Montreal, arms outstretched like a plane, making a soft whooshing sound. She dips and turns …

Autism

‘Kid scientist’s’ viral video takes jab at anti-vaccine movement

Marco Arturo, a 12-year-old science fan from Mexico is giving a piece of his mind to anti-vaxxers — who believe vaccines can cause autism — in a …

Connections between gut microbiota and the brain

Intestinal bacteria that can boost bravery or trigger multiple sclerosis: An increasing body of research results confirms the importance of the …

Poverty linked to epigenetic changes and mental illness

Impoverished adolescents acquire DNA marks, brain changes and depression over time.<p>Children from impoverished families are more prone to mental …

Mami Talks: Easy and Fresh Summer Salad Recipes

Hot and bright sunny days are ahead, and it’s the season to create fun memories including invitations to barbeques, spending time with your family and eating out with friends. During your free time, most don’t want to be stuck cooking in the kitchen all day.<p>Salads are easy to make and can be a …

Best Greek Quinoa Salad Recipe

"This is my absolute favorite quinoa recipe! It's so flavorful and always a big hit with my family and friends. Trust me, you'll want to eat every …

New Clues Show Out-of-Control Synapse Pruning May Underlie Alzheimer's

To many of us, Alzheimer’s disease is a familiar and terrifying malady. Afflicting an estimated 5.3 million people in the U.S. alone, the disorder …

14 Delicious All Day Breakfast Spots in Chicago

The enjoyment of breakfast food shouldn't be restricted to the a.m. But so many restaurants share a myopic vision. If it's good enough for McDonald's, then why not at other places? Check out the list of good Chicago spots that serve breakfast all the time. Cravings don't look at the clock, so …

Slow-Cooker Sticky Thai Meatballs Recipe

The key to these slow-cooker Thai-style chicken meatballs is to understand that the sauce gets better as it slowly cooks, but the meatballs don't. To fix that, we first cook the sticky sauce, packed with aromatics like lemongrass, ginger, and chilies, then add the flavorful meatballs right at the …

Slow Cookers

Brain Map Shows How Schizophrenia Symptoms are Linked to Distinct Neural Circuits

<b>New analysis links cognitive, emotional, and intellectual symptoms to neurological ‘disruption’ in multiple brain regions – a finding with important</b> …

Slate Magazine - Politics, Business, Technology, and the Arts

Cover StoryWhy Angry Men Kill Laura L. Hayes It’s rage, not mental illness, that often prompts massacres. Here’s how we can stop them before they …

7 Sweet and Simple Breads That Will Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Ready or not, the holiday season is in full swing: The neighborhood decorations are up, the festive music is playing and the Black Friday commercials are running. You might as well get in the spirit and start baking. These sweet and simple breads will fill your home with the scents of the season -- …

For people with autism, repetition can hurt learning - Futurity

Kids with autism learn what a dog is by seeing a picture of a dog and hearing the word "dog" over and over. But experts say the method can limit …

10 Stress-Free Suppers for the Entire Family

Planning family meals shouldn't make you want to pull your hair out. Here are ten easy recipes that don't require any hard-to-find ingredients or too much advance planning. And the best part about these stress-free suppers: even picky eaters will polish off their plates.<p><b>1. Grilled Moroccan …

6 Tested and Perfected Canned Pumpkin Recipes

It's pumpkin season! Orange cans of pumpkin purée are everywhere -- put this fall pantry staple to good use with these pumpkin-packed recipes the whole family will love.<p><b>1. Pumpkin Scones with Spiced Pumpkin Glaze</b><p>Perfect for a fall morning with a cup of coffee, these golden-orange scones are packed …

Apples, Apples Everywhere: 9 Easy Recipes For Fall's Favorite Fruit

Apple season is here -- time to round up the kids and get picking! After you've Instagrammed all of those adorable orchard pics, you've got to figure out what to do with all of those apples. From breakfast to dessert, here are nine easy recipes to help you use them all up.<p><b>1. Amish-Style Baked</b> …

A surprising new discovery shows that some brain cells are far more malleable than previously thought<p>The human brain is often said to be the most complex object in the known universe, and there’s good reason to believe that this old cliché is true. Even the apparently simple task of compiling a …

Neuroscience

8 Easy Ethnic Recipes to Bust Out of Your Dinner Rut

It's so easy to get into a dinner rut: you make what the whole family likes, but after a while everyone gets tired or the same ol' same. Here are 8 easy ethnic recipes to make meal-time exciting again.<p><b>1. Crispy Tandoori Chicken Drumsticks with Mango Chutney</b><p>Tandoori chicken is simply chicken …

5 Delicious Quinoa Recipes to Help You Maintain That Summer Beach Body

Well hello superfood! Quinoa is an edible seed that is high in protein, iron, fiber and magnesium - and goes with just about everything in the food lexicon. However, despite all of its healthy properties, quinoa is one of those things that, until recently, my husband (who is a ravenous eater of all …

Young people with autism need help landing jobs - Futurity

Every year in the US, 50,000 teens with autism turn 18. These "transition youth" need more support finding and keeping jobs, according to two studies.

Gene mutation early in life tied to schizophrenia - Futurity

Mutations to a single gene early in life may set the stage for schizophrenia later in life. "We believe that DISC-1 is schizophrenia's Rosetta Stone …

Why schizophrenia makes it hard to remember - Futurity

Researchers say they've pinpointed specific areas of the brain that likely contribute to memory troubles often seen in people with schizophrenia.

Will Humans Survive the Sixth Great Extinction?

Species are disappearing at an alarming rate, a new study finds. Author Elizabeth Kolbert says that raises questions about our survival.<p>In the last half-billion years, life on Earth has been nearly wiped out five times—by such things as climate change, an intense ice age, volcanoes, and that space …

Extinction

Decades of textbook teaching could be overturned by discovery, which might also explain links between poor health and brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s<p>Scientists have discovered a previously unknown link between the brain and the immune system that could help explain links between poor physical …

Neuroscience

New strong evidence for neurological cause of schizophrenia

A team of scientists claims to have finally started to understand what goes wrong in schizophrenia, following the discovery that disease-linked …

Neuroscience