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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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Autopsies of American football players’ brains built our current understanding of the hazards associated with repeated blows to the head.
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The introduction of the post-traumatic stress disorder diagnosis in 1980 affirmed that traumatic experiences, even absent physical injury, could have enduring consequences for brain function and mental health.
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Serendipitous findings in the 1950s spawned the idea that depression was a “chemical imbalance” in the brain. But decades of research — and a radical new treatment — are upending that thinking.
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Epilepsy arises from misfiring cells and circuits.
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The understanding of the molecular docking station, or receptor, to which nicotine binds informed what we know about addiction and shaped the way we view smoking.
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The discovery of cellular clocks throughout the body is shedding light on sleep disorders and changing how — and when — we treat disease.
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Genes in action before birth may sow the seeds of autism spectrum disorder.
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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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