In the Lab

Collage of scientists prepping and looking at slides
When the Calgary Brain Bank receives a donation, neuroscientist Jeffrey Joseph meticulously divvies up tissue samples for researchers to study.
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Snake venom attacks your cells at their most vulnerable.
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The blood-brain barrier once stopped medication from reaching the brain. Researchers have found their way through.
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Neurons help speed up (and stop) signals to create perfect harmony.
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A 29-year-old man with amnesia taught neuroscientists a lot about memory.
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An artificial ear in a petri dish may help scientists develop treatments for auditory disorders.
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This group of cells cry out for water when you’re parched.
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Disrupting circadian rhythms is linked to mood disorders, and chronic illnesses. Neuroscientists are teasing apart how.
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Paulo Graziano explains why fidget spinners cause more distraction than concentration for some children.
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Thanks to cells called neuromasts, fish have a sixth sense.
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Jeremy Jamieson answers your questions on the stress response and resilience.
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Taking a closer look at a zebrafish’s entire visual system.
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Do you think you want a career in neuroscience? You don’t have to wait until college to start your exploration of this exciting scientific field.
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3D Brain

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