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Michael W. Richardson

Michael W. Richardson is the former Sr. Content Production Associate for BrainFacts.org. He is a writer and editor based in Brooklyn, New York, covering topics ranging from the brain and behavior to the environment.

Articles by Michael W. Richardson

Bundles of extra-long axons transmit signals from eyes to brain.
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Neurons and muscles communicate at specialized nodes called neuromuscular junctions.
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Neuroscientist Denise Bellinger explains vagus nerve stimulation, its history as a medical treatment, and whether commercial VNS devices are effective and safe.
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Finding the genes responsible for Parkinson’s disease could give scientists a leg up in developing future treatments.
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Neural stem cells may transform into any type of neuron. Harnessing that potential might help us treat brain injuries and diseases that kill neurons.
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Neuroscience has a profound ability to alter society, but who makes sure it changes society for the better?
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The spinal cord is the nexus of the peripheral nervous system, the brain’s connection to the rest of the body.
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Bacterial infections can make their way to the brain, where they can linger undetected.
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Tracking how water moves through the brain reveals the brain’s information highways.
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The brain has some intense energy needs thanks to the unique role it plays in the body.
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These small fish have plenty to teach us about the brain.
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Scientists may have found the brain’s hidden waste disposal system.
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