Image of brain astrocyte cell
The blood-brain barrier once stopped medication from reaching the brain. Researchers have found their way through.
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Providing a high-quality, three-dimensional image of organs and structures inside the body without X-rays or other radiation, MRIs are noninvasive and unsurpassed in the anatomical detail they show.
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Medical professionals have come to rely on even more specialized forms of the MRI machine, each suited to spotting specific warning signs.
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Much faster than a traditional MRI, MEG can be used to provide even more information about brain activity.
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Explore the many aspects of sleep and its importance to overall daily function and long-term health.
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
In this lesson, students learn some key brain structures and the functions they preform.
  • PBS
A video shows how scientists are making a blueprint of the brain to develop adaptive robots.
  • PBS
Explore the Harvard Brain Tissue Resource Center in Belmont, Mass., which houses more than 6,000 samples and specimens.
  • National Geographic
In this two-part lesson by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, students learn the advantages, disadvantages, and potential of diagnostic imaging technologies in brain research.
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science

3D Brain

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