In the Lab

Collage of scientists prepping and looking at slides
When the Calgary Brain Bank receives a donation, neuroscientist Jeffrey Joseph meticulously divvies up tissue samples for researchers to study.
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Around one in 10,000 infants are born with SMA. Research funding and patient advocacy efforts helped push treatment into existence.
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As genetic sequencing becomes more affordable and the number of families seeking answers grow, neuroscientists make a discovery that could lead to treatments.
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The next generation of neuroscientists reflect on the future of brain science.
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Meticulous hand drawings of neurons by this scientist led to the birth of modern neuroscience.
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A meticulous repository of images and tissue samples led to the categorization of brain tumors and the development of treatment for glioblastomas.
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Researchers grew this embryoid body from mouse stem cells in about a week.
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Every step you take, every move you make, motor neurons play a role.
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Autopsies of American football players’ brains built our current understanding of the hazards associated with repeated blows to the head.
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Welcome to the crossroads of the optic nerves.
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With more than half of its tiny brain devoted to sight, the fruit fly is a favorite animal model for scientists studying the visual system.
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Researchers are developing a first-of-its-kind blood test to identify the biomarkers for pain, which could improve pain treatment.
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CRISPR makes altering DNA easier than ever before. Is it the future of genetics?
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3D Brain

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