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Embryonic stem cells can develop into any cell type, forming our bones, blood, or brain. Learning how to successfully and safely cultivate these cells may lead to new therapies.
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The robot teaches learning skills to autistic children and gauges their response in real time.
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A video highlighting how NSF support for fundamental research is critical to discovery, innovation and the economic growth of the nation.
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What is the brain and what does it do? From ancient Egypt to modern day, explore how people in different cultures and time periods have thought about the brain and how it functions.
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Scientists don't claim to know how people determine right from wrong. However, they can study how the brain responds when an individual judges another's actions.
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BrainFacts.org launched one year ago to give people accurate information about the brain. Check out our most popular articles from the first 12 months.
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Understanding the cause of "mad cow" disease and related conditions resulted in a fundamental shift in what scientists understood about proteins in brain disease.
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A neuroscientist emphasizes the importance of a diverse workforce to tackle big questions about the mechanisms and evolution of spoken language.
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For all the comparisons made, your brain is not actually like a computer. This makes designing a machine that performs like a human tricky.
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Scientists want to understand the changes that take place in the brain when we deceive. What they find could one day have important moral and legal implications.
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One neuroscientist describes his commitment to improving the lives of patients and increasing opportunities for women in science.
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Research in animals and humans is helping to identify brain processes that are active when people are “in love.”
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