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Penetrating the Brain

By Megan Scudellari | November 1, 2013

Researchers use molecular keys, chisels, and crowbars to open the last great biochemical barricade in the body—the blood-brain barrier.

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The Science of Head Trauma

By Ed Yong | March 13, 2013

Research nears a biomarker for the contact-sport-associated disease that affects athletes long after they’ve retired.

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From Urine to Neurons

By Dan Cossins | December 11, 2012

Scientists have developed new method for generating brain cells from urine, speeding up the process and eliminating some of the problems with previous techniques.

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Brain Expression

By Edyta Zielinska | August 1, 2012

Researchers map the expression patterns of 1,000 genes in the human brain.

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Gene Therapy for Brain Disease

By Jef Akst | May 16, 2012

Delivering a missing enzyme to the brains of paralyzed children with a rare, life-threatening neurological disease restores movement and builds muscle mass.

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