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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)

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

(l-r) Standing: Einat Levy, Dr. Liat Rousso Noori and Eynat Finkelshtein. Sitting: Prof. Hilla Knobler, Dr. Alon Chen, Prof. Ari Elson and Dr. Yael Kuperman. Sensitivity

Scientists reveal how mice lacking the PTPe protein consume fat and stay slim.

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

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

Overexpression of PKMzeta in the insular cortex. A merged picture of a neuron stained with GFP (green), PKMzeta (blue), and NeuN (red)
Memories can be either enhanced or erased through the manipulation of a certain protein.
Aha! Mouse over "camouflage" image for undoctored picture
Much of memory research involves repetitive, rote learning. So why do the things we learn through sudden insight tend to...
Weizmann Institute scientists discover: A Chemical Signal in Human Tears

Weizmann scientists found that merely sniffing a woman’s tears – even when the crying woman is not present – reduces sexual...

Prof. Noam Sobel and Yaara Yeshurun.
Why certain smells can evoke strong memories
Weizmann Institute scientists discover: A Gene that Ties Stress to Obesity and Diabetes

Dr. Alon Chen of the Weizmann Institute’s Neurobiology Department and his research team have now...

 Scientists Have Developed Electronic 'Nose' That is Able to Predict the Pleasantness of Novel Odors
Weizmann Institute scientists have ‘trained’ an electronic system to be able to predict the pleasantness of novel odors, just...
Dr. Elad Schneidman.
Neurons seem to practice group behavior, according to new research