How oxytocin makes a mom

Neuroscientists have discovered how oxytocin acts on individual brain cells to teach a mother to respond to her baby's needs, helping with bonding.

How your memory rewrites the past

Your memory plucks fragments of the present and inserting them into the past, reports a 2014 study. In terms of accuracy, the brain's no video camera.

Gene discoveries for autism

Researchers have discovered among the children with ASD, 144 rare, non-inherited mutations that deactivated various genes.

Trying to curb those sugar cravings

Your diet goes well until you catch sight of a cupcake or smell some cookies fresh out of the oven. Sensory cues trigger cravings that crumble resolve and, before you know it, you’re on a sugar high.

Revealed: A new cause of epilepsy

Study shows the first evidence that hyaluronic acid plays a role in epileptic seizures, providing a potential new approach for treatments

Prenatal stress might trigger schizophrenia, PTSD, autism

When mothers are exposed to trauma, illness, alcohol or other drug abuse, these stressors may activate a single molecular trigger in brain cells that can go awry, and activate conditions such as schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorder and some forms of autism.