Age of Enlightenment
Light-activated genes, now illuminating brain circuitry in rodents and monkeys, may help solve mysteries of human disease.
Scientists are trying to stem the neurodegenerative disease by breaking down the plaque that accumulates in sufferers’ brains and destroys neurons.
The Injured Brain
It can be as resilient as it is vulnerable, recovering from the most devastating wounds. Researchers are only beginning to understand how.