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Even great visions require support.
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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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Neurons help speed up (and stop) signals to create perfect harmony.
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Neurons get a lot of glory for generating the brain’s electrical signals, but a network is only as powerful as the nodes that connect its wires.
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When the difference between success and failure is a matter of inches, these cells get the call.
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Rods and cells work in tandem during the day, but at night, this cell shines.
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These oddly shaped cells help make the human brain special.
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Individual neurons bundle together to form the sciatic nerve, a superhighway running from your legs to your spine.
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It doesn’t take brainpower to react to sudden danger; just a bit of spine.
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The axon initial segment helps shape the messages sent by your brain cells.
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These uniquely shaped cells play a key role in your every move.
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The hippocampus is responsible for everything you remember, from this morning’s breakfast to your first kiss.
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