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Three-dimensional structure of the neurohypophysis in a zebrafish embryo (the nerve fibers and blood vessels are genetically tagged with fluorescent proteins). This brain area provides an interface between nerve cells (green), arteries (purple) and veins (red)
02.11.2011

Scientists reveal the structure of a brain area where hormones that regulate vital body processes pass into the blood. 

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As compared to the control brain (top), the autistic brain (bottom) shows weaker inter-hemispheric synchronization in several areas, particularly the superior temporal gyrus (light blue) and the inferior frontal gyrus (red)
19.09.2011
A new biological marker for autism may enable early diagnosis
As compared to the control brain (top), the autistic brain (bottom) shows weaker inter-hemispheric synchronization in several areas, particularly the superior temporal gyrus (light blue) and the inferior frontal gyrus (red)
24.07.2011

The finding, by Weizmann Institute scientists, could lead to the development of tools for early diagnosis

cultured Cultured nerve cells that have been inoculated with RNA-bearing viruses. This RNA targets the CRF stress response, reducing gene expression
08.05.2011

What happens when the body is unable to turn off the stress response? 

l-r) Dr. Asaph Aharoni, Dr. Ilana Rogachev, Tal Mendel and Dr. Avital Adato
01.05.2010

Pink tomato genes code for more than color.

 

Dr. Elad Schneidman.
01.10.2009
Neurons seem to practice group behavior, according to new research
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Dr. Tali Kimchi. Behavioral switches
01.05.2009
Brains are wired for both male and female behavior. What turns sex-related behavior on?
Standing: (l-r) Eran Dayan, Dr. Son Preminger, Dr. Guido Hesselman and Lior Fisch. Sitting:  (l-r) Roye Salomon, Michal Ramot, Ido Davidesko, Prof. Rafael Malach and Michal Harel.  Constant activity
01.05.2009

Our brain cells are constantly active, even when our eyes are closed and our feet up

Behind Closed Eyes
04.02.2009
Weizmann Institute research shows our brain's sense centers are...
Prof. Yadin Dudai, Uri Nili, Avi Mendelson, Nahum Stern, Rachel Ludmer, Dr. Yossi Chalamish and Efrat Furst. Hypnotic scan
01.05.2008
Hypnosis reveals an area of the brain that represses recall
 

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