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Neuroscientists combat destructive neurological disorders and mental illnesses including Alzheimer’s disease, drug addiction, and depression through research.
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Beyond the Brain, David Brooks' op ed in today's NY Times (June 18), argues that Neuroscience will never explain everything.
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The financial and political torrent now undermining the foundation of scientific research creates a unique calamity for scientists in training, which will have profound and long-lasting consequences for society.
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A new Directive in Europe aims to raise the standard of care for animals used in scientific research across countries.
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On April 2nd 2013 President Obama formally unveiled the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) initiative.
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Today, President Obama unveiled further details about the BRAIN initiative, a multibillion dollar project to unravel the secrets of the human brain.
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When anyone wants to support science, I’m in.
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In a previous blog post, I described programs available to high school students who wanted to experience life in a neuroscience research laboratory. Research opportunities also exist for college undergraduate students but they are sometimes difficult to find.
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The public craves information about neuroscience.
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Researching the brain and mind requires a major financial investment on a global scale, and takes place in a wide variety of locations and organizations.
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Seizures occur because of sudden, disorderly discharges of interconnected neurons in the brain that temporarily alter one or more brain functions.
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Currently approved treatments for Alzheimer’s disease do not modify the course of the disease and offer only temporary mitigation of some symptoms, such as agitation, anxiety, unpredictable behavior, sleep disturbances, and depression.
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The discovery in the late 1950s that the level of dopamine was decreased in the brains of Parkinson’s patients was followed in the 1960s by successful treatment with the drug levodopa, which is converted to dopamine in the brain. This historical event is one of the greatest medical breakthroughs in the field of neurology.
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3D Brain

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