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Healthy synapses may be the secret to fighting Alzheimer's disease.
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Far from science fiction, brain-machine interfaces present a glimpse of the future of technologies powered by thought.
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A new treatment for Parkinson's disease and other disorders arises from an outbreak of contaminated street drugs — and years of painstaking brain research.
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The brain has a remarkable ability to tell where you are and where you're going.
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The discovery of a large family of receptors detecting odor solved the mystery of how our brains perceive smell.
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By targeting pain at its source, scientists are aiming to develop new and safer pain relievers.
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The discovery of new cells born in the brain throughout life upended scientific dogma — and is improving the understanding of cognitive health and aging.
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The discovery of stem cells and their unique ability to turn into any type of cell offers promise for understanding the brain and treating diseases.
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Dopamine research is spurring the development of treatments for a range of disorders.
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Research into how myelin insulates nerves is shedding light on diseases like multiple sclerosis.
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Efforts to uncover nature's way of initiating labor led to the basic science discovery of a brain chemical that is involved in a host of social behaviors.
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Identifying new ways to bypass the brain's elaborate security system may one day lead to better outcomes for patients with brain tumors or other neurological disorders.
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