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As the world population ages, cases of macular degeneration are likely to rise. Studies are examining ways to slow the disease and help patients regain sight.
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ALS is sometimes referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease, named after the legendary baseball player.
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Your brain’s electrical signals travel from node to node in their journey along nerve axons.
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A protein involved in long-term memory formation may hold a clue to understanding Alzheimer’s disease.
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Facial recognition is a key social skill, but one in 50 people have trouble recognizing familiar faces.
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Recent studies on the prevalence of brain diseases and disorders provide a stunning picture of mental health in Europe.
  • Federation of European Neurosciences
Many people have a loved one affected by Alzheimer’s disease. Hear a young girl’s story of her grandfather’s struggle with Alzheimer’s and learn more about this disease.

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Teach your students about brain anatomy and function, learning and memory, degenerative disorders, and more with this curriculum unit.
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Can we use human medicine to figure out what makes zombies... zombies?
  • TED
Dementia is a description of any progressive disorder that takes away a person’s cognitive and functional abilities.
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Brain plasticity (from the Greek word ‘plastos’ meaning molded) refers to the extraordinary ability of the brain to modify its own structure and function following changes within the body or in the external environment.
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One of the most frightening and devastating of all neurological disorders is the dementia that can occur in the elderly. The most common form of this illness is Alzheimer’s disease.
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