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Neuroscientists combat destructive neurological disorders and mental illnesses including Alzheimer’s disease, drug addiction, and depression through research.
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Your selections: Supporting Research
At the Congressional Neuroscience Caucus briefing on the developing brain, leaders in the neuroscience field explored the fundamental differences between the growing and fully developed brain.
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Genetics experts, medical advocates, and lawmakers gathered on Capitol Hill to discuss the latest research on cutting edge gene-editing techniques.
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The United States bets big on the brain by funding new tools and technologies to study the nervous system.
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Nootropics include a large host of substances that affect and enhance the way the brain works.
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Researcher Samuel Cohen explains how Alzheimer’s differs from normal memory loss and how that may hold the key for future treatments.
  • TED
  • 8 min
Watch this discussion on the discoveries and possibilities of the BRAIN Initiative.
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  • 62 min
For more than a century, scientists have studied the brain, and yet, there is still so much about it that remains a mystery.
  • National Science Foundation
Learn about the National Eye Institute’s effort to restore vision in difficult-to-treat eye diseases.
  • National Eye Institute
  • 4 min
Can imaging tell us if scary labels on cigarette packages prompt smokers to quit? Researchers look for signs that might track how persuasive psychological and social interventions will be.
  • The Dana Foundation
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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Non-contagious neurological disorders, and mental and behavioral disorders compose a significant proportion of the global burden of disease.
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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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3D Brain

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