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The blood-brain barrier once stopped medication from reaching the brain. Researchers have found their way through.
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MRI
Magnetic resonance imaging uses strong magnets and radio waves to look inside your head.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of June 15, 2020
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His catastrophic brain injury hinted at the role of the frontal lobe in behavior and personality.
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The Italian physician and neuroscientist devised a revolutionary technique to stain neurons.
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CRISPR Cas9, or CRISPR for short, is a new technology that one day may let scientists rewrite your body’s blueprints.
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Henrietta Lacks’ long-living cancer cells became an invaluable — and controversial — research tool.
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With just a flash of light, optogenetics helps scientists turn brain cells on and off. Edward Boyden, one of The Brain Prize 2013 winners, explains.
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From cell metabolism to electrical signaling, the multitasking mineral does it all.
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Douglas Weber, professor at the University of Pittsburgh, explains improvements in neural-digital technologies, including prosthetics and injectable nerve stimulators.
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Brandon Prestwood, an amputee, shares how a prosthetic arm with a sense of touch changed his life.
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New neural-digital interfaces could worsen existing healthcare inequalities if developers ignore socioeconomic concerns.
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Visualization research lets people experience alternate perspectives, which could increase empathy.
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3D Brain

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