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As of September 2014, my byline has changed: Allison Curley is now Allison Marin.



Shedding Light on Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Deciphering Chronic Low Back Pain

Creative Science: the Next Generation

The Truth About Lies: the Science of Deception

Making Sense of Scents: Smell and the Brain

Macular Degeneration: Searching For a Treatment

His and Hers: Sex Differences in the Brain



A Brain for Science; A Heart for Art

Sculpting Evolution

Dr. Sophie Will See You Soon

“Nerds in Heaven” – Where Are They Now?

The Family That Assays Together: Genetics of Lymphedema Revealed At Family Reunion

Understanding Chronic Pelvic Pain: A Chat with Julie Christianson

The Science Behind Stress Eating

It Takes Two to Coevolve: Life Lessons From the Birds and the Flies

Stem Cells: The Upside of Fat

Fighting a Fatal Disorder

Minerals, Mars and the Moon

Tom Mitchell Studies Human Language with Both Man and Machine

Treating Stroke – an App for That


Discovering the Missing Link in Neuropathic Pain

Rapamycin Prevents Mitochondrial Dysfunction and Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms in Mouse Model

2015 Research Highlights: Sex Differences in Mechanisms Underlying Pain

2015 Research Highlights: Stem Cells Improve Nerve Injury Pain in Mice

Two Studies Examine Diabetes Drugs in Parkinson’s Disease

Can Smoking Tobacco Lead to Schizophrenia?

New Mechanism for Alpha-Synuclein Toxicity

Large Study Confirms Major Hypotheses in Schizophrenia Research

Promising Phase II Clinical Trial of Extended-Release Carbidopa-Levodopa

Does Parkinson’s Disease Begin in the Gut? Evidence Grows

Taiwanese Study Suggests Parkinson’s Disease Increases Risk for Most Cancers

Cognitive Training Boosts Work Ability in Severe Mental Illness

Low Muscle Strength in Adolescence is Risk Factor for Parkinson’s Disease Later in Life

Uncovering the Brain Changes Responsible for Cognitive Decline in Parkinson’s Disease

Higher Rates of Certain Cancers Among LRRK2 Gene Mutation Carriers with Parkinson’s Disease

Searching for an Antipsychotic with Fewer Side Effects 

Schizophrenia and MS Share Mutations Related to the Immune System

Dad’s Deficient Diet Harms His Offspring: Epigenetics to Blame?

Drugs and Behavioral Therapy May Combine to Alleviate Traumatic Memories

“Jumping Genes” Linked to Schizophrenia

Chromosomal Breaks Cause Cognitive Problems

New Clues About Smaller Brain Region in Schizophrenia

Brain’s Surface Holds Clues to Antipsychotic Treatment Response

Antipsychotic Dose After First Bout of Psychosis: Less is More?

Flawed Gene May Lead to Cognitive Problems in Schizophrenia

Study Ranks Antipsychotics on Performance, Side Effects

How Thinking Problems Arise in Schizophrenia

Excavating the “Special” Gene of Mental Illness