Alexis Wnuk

  • Science Writer/Editor
  • Society for Neuroscience

Alexis is the science writer and editor for BrainFacts.org. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2012 with degrees in neuroscience and English.

Articles by Alexis Wnuk

Diseases like multiple sclerosis destroy the fatty material insulating neurons, but scientists are searching for ways to regrow it.
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The discovery of new cells born in the brain throughout life upended scientific dogma — and is improving the understanding of cognitive health and aging.
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By tracking how water molecules move in the brain, scientists can map the brain’s information highways.
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Certain areas of the brain can grow new cells throughout life.
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New research shows the brain’s immune cells do more than fight infection and clean up damaged tissue — they help shape circuits in the developing brain.
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Immune cells help shape and maintain connections between brain cells.
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Some neurons help regulate brain activity by turning other neurons off.
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Scientists explore how brief interruptions in blood flow can make the brain more resilient to a second insult.
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New discoveries regarding connections in the retina may provide clues in the search for a treatment for eye disease.
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Scientists study a brain area involved in movement in hopes of learning more about movement disorders like Huntington's disease.
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When neural circuits fail to assemble properly during development, disorders like autism and schizophrenia can result.
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Tiny hair-like structures help circulate the fluid that cushions and protects the brain.
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