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Around one in 10,000 infants are born with SMA. Research funding and patient advocacy efforts helped push treatment into existence.
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As genetic sequencing becomes more affordable and the number of families seeking answers grow, neuroscientists make a discovery that could lead to treatments.
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Neuroscience research is advancing what we know about depression, and helping us develop treatments for it.
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A meticulous repository of images and tissue samples led to the categorization of brain tumors and the development of treatment for glioblastomas.
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The risks of antidepressants during pregnancy are minimal — and they pale in comparison to the risks of not treating depression.
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A strong blow or rough rocking of the head can cause the brain to impact with the skull, resulting in traumatic brain injury.
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While there is no cure or effective treatment yet for Alzheimer’s disease, spreading awareness and knowledge can bring science one step closer to unraveling its mysteries.
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Autopsies of American football players’ brains built our current understanding of the hazards associated with repeated blows to the head.
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Theory of mind is your ability to infer and understand other people’s thoughts, desires, and beliefs — no telepathic superpowers required.
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Suicide is the tenth leading cause of death in the U.S. And, the rate is increasing.
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The first new antidepressant medication in decades, ketamine is a game changer for depression treatment.
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Smelling salts, an old remedy for fainting, are now used by some athletes to trigger alertness. Neurologist Erin Manning explains how they work.
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