Photogprah of a scared teen driving with an adult is in the passenger's seat
Shedding light on a period of chaos and character-building, neuroscientists are framing the teen brain to help support this critical period in development.
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Just three types of embryonic tissue develop into the vast array of cells in our bodies.
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Scientists are rushing to uncover the mysterious connection between the Zika virus and brain disorders like microcephaly.
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We are born with most of the cells that make up our nervous system. However, some parts of the brain add new cells during infancy, and one adds cells throughout life.
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Can a frightening experience during pregnancy affect the development of an unborn child’s brain?
Teens are wired to learn — but this same wiring makes them vulnerable to addiction. Learn more in this video featuring neuroscientist Frances Jensen.
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In the race to develop a vaccine against Zika virus, research using nonhuman primate animal models is providing critical insights into how the virus can affect the brain.
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The discovery of new cells born in the brain throughout life upended scientific dogma — and is improving the understanding of cognitive health and aging.
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Deep within the brain, a small structure continues to produce new neurons well into adulthood.
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Certain areas of the brain can grow new cells throughout life.
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The Zika virus is a global health threat.
How viruses like Zika disturb fetal brain development is a long-standing mystery.
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Hormones help to physically shape the brain during adolescence and beyond.
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3D Brain

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