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Whether they end up feathered, scaled, or hairy, all animals start out as a smooth ball of cells known as an embryo.
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Click the buttons below for an assortment of videos and articles to learn some of the facts, myths, and long-term effects of alcohol.  
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Neurofibrillary tangles in the brain may foreshadow trouble.
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New neuroscience discoveries are happening every day. Help your students learn how to spot trustworthy science in a news article.
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There’s no mistaking a broken heart for a broken bone — but our brains might look at both kinds of pain the same way.
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Embryonic stem cells can develop into any cell type, forming our bones, blood, or brain. Learning how to successfully and safely cultivate these cells may lead to new therapies.
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The holidays are an excuse to enjoy your favorite treats! But what happens to your brain when you over-indulge?
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When trying to tell neurons apart, count the limbs.
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Long considered supporting actors, astrocytes’ newly discovered purposes have pushed them into a lead role.
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Two bills are under consideration by congress that could slow the pace of scientific research if signed into law.
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Healthy synapses may be the secret to fighting Alzheimer's disease.
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Research in rats suggests excessive media consumption at a young age can hurt brain development.
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