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New perspectives on body-system connections are providing an understanding of social behavior, development, and sleep.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
The blood-brain barrier is your brain's first line of defense against toxins and pathogens. But it can also make treating brain illnesses complicated.
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Scientists are harnessing the brain's own hormones to help treat the symptoms of autism.
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Scientists are rushing to uncover the mysterious connection between the Zika virus and brain disorders like microcephaly.
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One nerve connects your vital organs, sensing and shaping your health. If we learn to control it, the future of medicine will be electric.
  • Wellcome Trust
How viruses like Zika disturb fetal brain development is a long-standing mystery.
  • The Dana Foundation
Scientists are finding evidence that neuroinflammation can alter mood and cognition, perhaps enough to help cause psychiatric disorders.
  • The Dana Foundation
Watch a conversation with neuroscientist Christopher Lowry about the microbiome-brain connection.
  • The Kavli Foundation
Much as vaccinations eradicated many destructive diseases in the past, neuroscientists are engineering antibodies to try and treat degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
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