Alexis Wnuk

  • Science Writer/Editor
  • Society for Neuroscience

Alexis is the science writer and editor for BrainFacts.org. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2012 with degrees in neuroscience and English.

Articles by Alexis Wnuk

New research shows the brain’s immune cells do more than fight infection and clean up damaged tissue — they help shape circuits in the developing brain.
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Immune cells help shape and maintain connections between brain cells.
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Some neurons help regulate brain activity by turning other neurons off.
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New discoveries regarding connections in the retina may provide clues in the search for a treatment for eye disease.
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When neural circuits fail to assemble properly during development, disorders like autism and schizophrenia can result.
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Tiny hair-like structures help circulate the fluid that cushions and protects the brain.
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The brain adapts to change by altering the connections between neurons.
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Studying brain evolution sheds light on the unique features of the human brain.
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Scientists map the organization of nerve fibers, which may offer new clues about their roles in cognition and behavior.
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Scientists pinpoint the role of proteins in neural communication.
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Having a bigger brain does not guarantee more cognitive power.
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