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Neuroscientist Denise Bellinger explains vagus nerve stimulation, its history as a medical treatment, and whether commercial VNS devices are effective and safe.
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A small battery-sized device implanted into the chest delivering small zaps of electricity to the vagus nerve can make a huge impact in a patient’s wellbeing.
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Finding the genes responsible for Parkinson’s disease could give scientists a leg up in developing future treatments.
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Shedding light on a period of chaos and character-building, neuroscientists are framing the teen brain to help support this critical period in development.
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Neuroscientists are exploring the source of the brain benefits behind habitual meditative practices.
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Researchers are advancing our understanding of Parkinson’s disease and the therapies for treatment.
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AI programs assist clinicians in surfacing signs of depression through patient data.
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The fast-acting drug offers a new way to treat depression and fathom its origins. Recent approval of a nasal spray promises to expand access, but much remains unknown.
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Chance observations in the 1950s prompted scientists to hypothesize that low neurotransmitter levels cause depression. That thinking has unraveled.
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Men with ADHD are often diagnosed in their childhood, but for girls a diagnosis may not occur until well into adulthood.
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The 2019 Brain Prize winners Marie-Germaine Bousser and Elisabeth Tournier-Lasserve discuss the discovery of CADASIL, the most common inherited stroke disorder.
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This panel discusses the implications of solitary confinement with a neurobiologist, a physician, a lawyer, and an individual held in solitary for 29 years.
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