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A mysterious onset of schizophrenia-like symptoms in patients turned out to be cases of anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis — an autoimmune disorder where antibodies storm the brain.
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Of the estimated 80 million Americans who will be 65 and older in 2050, 6.3 million will be impacted by glaucoma.
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Neuroscientists are exploring the potential of stem cell treatments for Alzheimer’s disease in mice models.
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This year, you wanted to understand memory, mental health, meditation, and why the teen brain is so complex.
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Learn about the facts and myths around epilepsy and the different forms it can take.
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The nerve fibers sensing touch, pain, and heat bundle together before entering the spinal cord.
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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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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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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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