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Analyzing the effects of puberty on brain development

A comprehensive review of findings from neuroimaging studies investigating the relation between pubertal and functional brain development in humans.

Examining cell particle movement

Understanding cell particles movement in these environments can help researchers to better understand cellular processes that require multiple molecules to “find” each other in the crowded environment of the cell.

How many Earth-like planets are around sun-like stars?

A new study provides the most accurate estimate of the frequency that planets that are similar to Earth in size and in distance from their host star occur around stars similar to our Sun.

Barn owls may hold key to navigation and location

Engineers have created an electronic circuit that can slow down the input signals and determine the coincidence point, mimicking the working of the barn owl brain.

New technique can find deletions and duplications in the human genome

Copy number variants (CNVs) are a noteworthy reason for a few genetic disorders, making their identification an essential segment of genetic analysis pipelines. Current...

Atypical eating behaviors may be a new diagnostic indicator for autism

Atypical eating behavior may include severely limited food preferences, hypersensitivity to food texture or temperatures, and pocketing food without swallowing. Such action is a...

A new drug that inhibits neonatal seizures

Neonatal seizures or neonatal convulsions are epileptic fits occurring from birth to the end of the neonatal period. The neonatal period is the most...