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Do’s and Don’ts of Science Writing

Scientific research can be a lonely business. Labs and studies are collaborative, but the work is task driven, and results often take a year or two. For researchers, communication mostly means talking to like-minded lab partners or collaborators in pursuit … Continue reading

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Communicating Science Takes Center Stage at Brain Awareness Reception

“Communicating science is not just the noble thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do,” said adolescent brain expert Jay Giedd, M.D., at Saturday’s annual Brain Awareness Week reception at the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) annual meeting. Dr. Giedd, … Continue reading

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Neuroscience and Human Rights

Can human rights principles and neuroethics become more integrated in future discourse? During the final panel of the International Neuroethics Society (INS) annual meeting, moderator Stephen Marks, from the Harvard School of Public Health, noted the absence of the human … Continue reading

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Robots as Soldiers and Caretakers

The International Neuroethics Society opened its annual meeting last night at AAAS in DC with a thought-provoking public program on robots in society. Though the title conjures up images from the Terminator movies (at least for me), the two speakers … Continue reading

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Lauren Hill: Raising Brain Cancer Awareness

Sports are great for many reasons, perhaps none more so than when they have positive effects off the field. On November 2nd, Lauren Hill scored the first points of the college basketball season when she made a basket for Mount … Continue reading

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