Neurodegenerative Disorders

Black-and-white x-ray of a skull with probes
A new treatment for Parkinson's disease and other disorders arises from an outbreak of contaminated street drugs — and years of painstaking brain research.
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Learn ways that tremor used to prevent a man from certain activities until DBS improved his daily life.
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Students will use their research skills to learn about the diseases and disorders that affect the brain and nervous system.
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A new treatment for Parkinson's disease and other disorders arises from an outbreak of contaminated street drugs — and years of painstaking brain research.
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NIH-funded scientists discussed the current state of Alzheimer’s disease research and the importance of increased funding.
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On April 19, congressional staff and research advocates gathered at the United States Capitol in Washington, DC to watch a new NOVA documentary about Alzheimer's disease and discuss the urgent need to find a cure for the disease.
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Synapses in the hippocampus may hold a key to the processes behind Alzheimer’s disease.
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Scientists pinpoint the role of proteins in neural communication.
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As the world population ages, cases of macular degeneration are likely to rise. Studies are examining ways to slow the disease and help patients regain sight.
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Your brain’s electrical signals travel from node to node in their journey along nerve axons.
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A protein involved in long-term memory formation may hold a clue to understanding Alzheimer’s disease.
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Teach your students about brain anatomy and function, learning and memory, degenerative disorders, and more with this curriculum unit.
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Can we use human medicine to figure out what makes zombies... zombies?
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3D Brain

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