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June, 2018

Fire in the Smoke: Battling Brain Tumors

By: Michael Lim, M.D.

For patients with the most common primary brain tumor in adults, immunotherapy is still struggling to overcome this lethal malignancy.

 

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May, 2018

The Skinny on Brains: Size Matters

By: Jon H. Kaas, Ph.D.

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We are rapidly learning the ways in which brains vary in mammals, and how these differences set up apart.

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April, 2018

The Evolution of Human Capabilities and Abilities

By: Suzana Herculano-Houzel, Ph.D.

As our author writes about the development of the human brain, “what distinguishes humans from other species is not how small or large, dense or scarce our cortical neurons are, but simply how many of them we have to do the job of navigating through life.” Read More...

March, 2018

The Dazzling Promise of Ketamine

By:  Ronald S. Duman, Ph.D.

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Our author, a leading researcher in the field of antidepressants, says that the rediscovery of a promising, yet problematic drug called ketamine is the most significant breakthrough for treating depression in half a century. Will ketamine inspire the next generation of antidepressants?

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March, 2018

Howard I. Kushner’s On the Other Hand: Left Hand, Right Brain, Mental Disorder, and History

By: Lesley Rogers, D.Phil., D.Sc.

After a distinguished career as a professor at Emory University and San Diego State University, this left-handed author—whose mother was also a southpaw—examines left-handedness in the context of studies that have contested the classifications and meanings of disability, forcing researchers to re-examine their assumptions and attitudes about disability while challenging public policies aimed at them. Read More...

February, 2018

Alabama to Beijing... and Back: The Search for a Pain Gene

By: Stephen Waxman, M.D., Ph.D.

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Our author has adapted a chapter from his forthcoming book, Chasing Men on Fire: The Story of the Search for a Pain Gene, to provide the fascinating tale of how he and his research team discovered a gene for pain. Read More...

January, 2018

Know Thyself: Well-Being and Subjective Experience

By: Joseph LeDoux, Ph.D., Richard Brown, Ph.D., Daniel S. Pine, M.D, and Stefan G. Hofmann, Ph.D.

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The study of subjective experience represents a significant challenge to cognitive scientists, but one that is beginning to be increasingly addressed. Read More...

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Scientific Advisory Board
Joseph T. Coyle, M.D., Harvard Medical School
Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Pierre J. Magistretti, M.D., Ph.D., University of Lausanne Medical School and Hospital
Helen Mayberg, M.D., Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 
Bruce S. McEwen, Ph.D., The Rockefeller University
Donald Price, M.D., The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Charles Zorumski, M.D., Washington University School of Medicine

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