Alexis Wnuk

  • Science Writer/Editor
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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

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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A network of neurons in the gut control the function of the gastrointestinal system.
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Special cells in the inner ear turn vibrations in the air into what we perceive as sound.
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For movement to occur, nerve cells must connect with muscles during development.
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A protein in neurons enables helps flies learn about their environments and survive in the wild.
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