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Discover the animal models that help us learn about different parts of the human brain.
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Basic neuroscience research in animal models is essential to understanding brain function and the thousands of brain diseases and disorders that affect both humans and animals. Treatments for stroke, depression, and drug addiction are just a few examples of developments made by this research. Learn more.

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Amid decades of growing antidepressant use, the drugs are showing up in aquatic environments. Even vanishingly small concentrations of these drugs can change fish’s brains and alter their behavior.
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And other neuroscience news in August 2021.
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The golden poison frog packs enough poison in its skin to kill upwards of 20 people, yet it avoids succumbing to the toxin itself.
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Scientists found a way to penetrate the tough shell-like membrane encasing opossum embryos to create the world’s first genetically engineered marsupials.
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Grocery stores and hospitals transformed when the pandemic hit — as did the labs researching COVID-19.
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A new study in mice shows chronic stress reprograms gene expression in sperm.
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And other neuroscience news in April 2021.
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A mutation in the RORB gene leads to low levels of a spinal cord protein and impedes hopping.
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And other neuroscience news in March 2021.
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Emerging research suggests that even mild hits to the head may damage the tiny lymphatic vessels that clear toxic chemicals and cellular debris from the brain.
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Changes to cell metabolism can drive the appetite of the entire organism.
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After evolution silenced some of its genes, the Mexican cavefish lost its eyeballs.
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3D Brain

An interactive brain map that you can rotate in a three-dimensional space.