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The fast-acting drug offers a new way to treat depression and fathom its origins. Recent approval of a nasal spray promises to expand access, but much remains unknown.
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Learn about the facts and myths around epilepsy and the different forms it can take.
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As genetic sequencing becomes more affordable and the number of families seeking answers grow, neuroscientists make a discovery that could lead to treatments.
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Around one in 10,000 infants are born with SMA. Research funding and patient advocacy efforts helped push treatment into existence.
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The first new antidepressant medication in decades, ketamine is a game changer for depression treatment.
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A small battery-sized device implanted into the chest delivering small zaps of electricity to the vagus nerve can make a huge impact in a patient’s wellbeing.
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Neuroscientist Denise Bellinger explains vagus nerve stimulation, its history as a medical treatment, and whether commercial VNS devices are effective and safe.
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The fast-acting drug offers a new way to treat depression and fathom its origins. Recent approval of a nasal spray promises to expand access, but much remains unknown.
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Epilepsy arises from misfiring cells and circuits.
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How much does it hurt? Researchers are examining the neuroscience behind emotional and physical pain.
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Some types of therpy can not only reduce stress and anxiety but also physically change the brain.
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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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Diets high in fat and low in carbohydrates can reduce the frequency of epileptic seizures.
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