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Henrietta Lacks’ long-living cancer cells became an invaluable — and controversial — research tool.
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With just a flash of light, optogenetics helps scientists turn brain cells on and off. Edward Boyden, one of The Brain Prize 2013 winners, explains.
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From cell metabolism to electrical signaling, the multitasking mineral does it all.
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Douglas Weber, professor at the University of Pittsburgh, explains improvements in neural-digital technologies, including prosthetics and injectable nerve stimulators.
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Brandon Prestwood, an amputee, shares how a prosthetic arm with a sense of touch changed his life.
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New neural-digital interfaces could worsen existing healthcare inequalities if developers ignore socioeconomic concerns.
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Visualization research lets people experience alternate perspectives, which could increase empathy.
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Historically associated with combat veterans, PTSD symptoms occur in people with vastly different experiences, including those whose jobs rarely take them away from a desk.
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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 imaging technique leads neuroscientists to new insights.
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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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Researchers grew this embryoid body from mouse stem cells in about a week.
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