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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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Watch this discussion on the discoveries and possibilities of the BRAIN Initiative.
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  • 62 min
The debut of Bruce Jenner’s sex change on the cover of Vanity Fair was stunning, but superficial. A deeper question than her newfound beauty is: What about her brain?
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For more than a century, scientists have studied the brain, and yet, there is still so much about it that remains a mystery.
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Hugh Herr is building the next generation of bionic limbs, robotic prosthetics inspired by nature's own designs.
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  • 19 min
How two unlikely microbes led to the development of one of today's most promising brain research techniques.
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A good night's sleep can strengthen memories and promote creative thinking.
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How can we begin to understand the way the brain works? The same way we begin to understand a city: by making a map.
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  • 15 min
As we turn the page on 2014, here’s a list of some of the year’s highlights in neuroscience.
To fully appreciate brain function, scientists are studying what’s going on in various brain regions, and how these regions connect and communicate.
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Scientists are using color to visualize neurons and build better maps of the brain.
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Techniques that increase the resolution of microscopes are revolutionizing the ability to peer at brain structures in ever-increasing detail.
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Whether people are making 3D-printed cars, guns, or even organs, this technology is becoming wild with the thousands of different applications.
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3D Brain

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