Image of brain astrocyte cell
The blood-brain barrier once stopped medication from reaching the brain. Researchers have found their way through.
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New and improved tools let scientists eavesdrop on conversations between remote parts of the brain.
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Brain cancer isn’t a single disease.  Cancers arise in many different brain cells and tissues.
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Scientists are building a data repository to store and share the vast amount of genomics data coming out of the BRAIN Initiative.
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This mini-model lets us watch the birth of new brain cells.
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Use this guide to help your students deign a science fair project about the brain.
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Neuroscientists are developing innovations to study the brain while the body is in motion.
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Neuroscientists are developing new ways to analyze vast amounts of data and promote a culture of sharing and collaboration.
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How neuroscientists are taking a look at neural circuits through technological innovations.
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The MICrONS project takes a cue from the brain’s information processing powers to improve artificial intelligence.
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Computational neuroscientists use mathematical models to unravel the brain’s secrets.
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Brain cells work in concert: they fire together and go quiet together, giving rise to rhythmic electrical activity called brain waves.
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Creating a map of the most complicated terrain in the universe requires a host of special technologies.
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3D Brain

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