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The blood-brain barrier once stopped medication from reaching the brain. Researchers have found their way through.
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Neuroscientist Suzana Herculano-Houzel explains how the human brain “lost” 14 billion neurons overnight.
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Before neuroscientists can figure out what goes wrong in developmental brain disorders, they need to understand how the healthy brain develops.
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When you are trying to unravel the secrets of the most complex biological organ in the known universe, you need to get creative.
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Deep brain stimulation, or DBS, takes advantage of electricity to treat brain disorders like Parkinson’s disease.
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His drawings of brain cells helped kick off the field we know today.
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Learn ways that tremor used to prevent a man from certain activities until DBS improved his daily life.
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The blood-brain barrier once stopped medication from reaching the brain. Researchers have found their way through.
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A 29-year-old man with amnesia taught neuroscientists a lot about memory.
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An artificial ear in a petri dish may help scientists develop treatments for auditory disorders.
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Scientists are developing devices that could restore vision to those who have lost their sight due to injury.
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Scientists are producing 3D images of the cellular dynamics of the living brain in real-time and faster than ever before.
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A team of scientists is seeking answers to a fundamental understanding of how and when neurons utilize the nutrients that give them energy.
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3D Brain

An interactive brain map that you can rotate in a three-dimensional space.