Infectious Disease

Let your brain boogie and learn the secrets of how rhythm and motion combine in your head to make your body move.
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Until recently, scientists believed inherited developmental brain disorders, such as fragile X syndrome, Rett syndrome, tuberous sclerosis, and autism, were caused by permanent brain abnormalities.
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Simple curiosity about the sting of a scorpion or the toxicity of food poisoning has yielded unexpected results — novel research tools and drug targets.
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Like detailed driving maps produced from satellite images, the latest maps of the brain allow scientists to explore the nervous system in new ways.
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The ability to instinctively and immediately understand what other people are experiencing has long baffled neuroscientists, psychologists, and philosophers alike. Research now suggests a fascinating explanation: brain cells called mirror neurons.

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Neuroscience's influence is reaching beyond the research lab and clinic into the courtroom and beyond. It is clear that neuroscience will continue to influence U.S. legal proceedings.
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Violent behavior, like all behavior, has its origins in the brain. Now neuroscientists are searching for its causes in order to create new prevention therapies and treatments.
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According to environmental scientists, the climate is changing due to the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation. Research shows environmental change can affect the brain and behavior.
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Neuroscience and technology have a symbiotic relationship. Learn how advances in neuroscience are advancing technologies and vice versa.
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As scientists unlock more of the neurological secrets of the bilingual brain, they're learning that speaking more than one language may have cognitive benefits that extend from childhood into old age.
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Lethal glioma tumors are one of the most devastating diseases because they are so difficult to treat, much less cure. But now scientists are on track to find potential treatments.
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The discovery of light-activated molecules is enabling scientists to develop new tools to explore how specific types of nerve cells are interconnected and how they function in circuits in the brain.
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