Genes & Molecules

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The drugs prescribed to treat symptoms of schizophrenia haven’t changed much in the last half-century. Now, advances in genetic studies could help scientists develop new — and better — treatments.
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Your selections: Genes and Molecules
One of the joys of growing up in the South is that time in the early summer near dusk when fireflies put on their enchanting display. It was practically a rite of passage to catch and place them in a Mason jar with holes poked in the lid.
Unraveling the genetics behind brain disorders may offer hope to millions of patients.
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Today the world learned that neuroscientist Roger Y. Tsien passed away on August 24, 2016. His life’s work transformed cellular neuroscience.
Let your students test their brain vocabulary in a game of Neuro Bingo.
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The autism researcher tells tales of triumphs and tribulations in this podcast from People Behind the Science.
  • People Behind the Science
  • 28 min
This iconograph and worksheet helps students learn about dopamine and the evolution of our reward centers to help with survival.
  • Scholastic
This easy-to-follow animation shows what happens during the process of neurotransmission.
  • Illinois State University
Hormones help to physically shape the brain during adolescence and beyond.
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The researcher discusses biological clocks and inspiring times in this podcast from People Behind the Science.
  • People Behind the Science
  • 34 min
The cocktail of hormones produced during adolescence contributes to some of the dramatic brain changes underway.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
The neuroscientist and inaugural editor-in-chief of BrainFacts.org discusses his life and work in this podcast from People Behind the Science.
  • People Behind the Science
  • 37 min
Sheldon Miller answers children's questions on colorblindness, whether it can be treated, and how people become color blind.
  • National Eye Institute

3D Brain

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