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An animal rights group known as the Nonhuman Rights Project filed lawsuits in three New York courts this week in an...
Researchers have been hot on the trail of the elusive Denisovans, a type of ancient human known only by their DNA and...
Thousands of scientists in the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) are about to lose their jobs as a result of the...
Dyslexia, a learning disability that hinders reading, hasn't been associated with deficits in vision, hearing, or...
Exotic, elusive, and dangerous, snakes have fascinated humankind for millennia. They can be hard to find, yet their...
Researchers have sequenced and analyzed the first two snake genomes, which represent two evolutionary extremes. The...
Snake venoms are remarkably complex mixtures that can stun or kill prey within minutes. But more and more researchers...
At age 30, Dutch biologist Freek Vonk has built up a respectable career as a snake scientist. But in his home country,...
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Podcast: Using Surgery to Treat Psychiatric Disorders
19 February 2011 4:38 pm
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Can "deep brain stimulation" help treat major depression? Science reporter Sara Reardon chats with Helen Mayberg of the Emory University School of Medicine about the scientific and ethical issues of using surgery to treat psychiatric disorders. Mayberg presented her work here today at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (which publishes ScienceNOW).
See our complete coverage of the 2011 AAAS annual meeting in Washington, D.C.