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Discover the animal models that help us learn about different parts of the human brain.
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Basic neuroscience research in animal models is essential to understanding brain function and the thousands of brain diseases and disorders that affect both humans and animals. Treatments for stroke, depression, and drug addiction are just a few examples of developments made by this research. Learn more.

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When you exercise, your muscles and liver release proteins into your blood that exert powerful influence on your brain.
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Diminished levels of the protein cause a common side effect of Parkinson's treatment.
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The technique makes it possible to identify each of the worm’s 302 neurons based on its location and color marker.
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How neuroscientists elucidated the neural underpinnings that link learning and reward.
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Mice born without this small group of neurons don’t find touch rewarding and become more sensitive to the negative effects of stress.
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Tipsy honeybees might be a new animal model in addiction research.
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And other neuroscience news in September 2021.
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The brain stores memories by changing how neurons talk to each other.
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Amid decades of growing antidepressant use, the drugs are showing up in aquatic environments. Even vanishingly small concentrations of these drugs can change fish’s brains and alter their behavior.
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And other neuroscience news in August 2021.
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The golden poison frog packs enough poison in its skin to kill upwards of 20 people, yet it avoids succumbing to the toxin itself.
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Scientists found a way to penetrate the tough shell-like membrane encasing opossum embryos to create the world’s first genetically engineered marsupials.
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