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.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
As our understanding of the processes that underlie brain damage progresses, it becomes possible to use small-molecule drugs, such as antibiotics and anti-tumor drugs, to alter these processes.
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Much as vaccinations eradicated many destructive diseases in the past, neuroscientists are engineering antibodies to try and treat degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
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Researchers throughout the world are pursuing a variety of new ways to repair or replace neurons and other cells in the brain. For the most part, these experimental approaches are still being worked out in animals and cannot be considered therapies for humans at this time.
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What happens in the brain of a person with Alzheimer's disease? This tour by the Alzheimer's Association explains how the brain works and how Alzheimer's affects it.
  • Alzheimer's Association
A classic film noir about love, addiction, and dopamine. Learn how drugs affect the brain in a dramatic black and white tale.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 5 min

3D Brain

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