The dream of epilepsy research, says neurobiologist Ivan Soltesz, is to stop seizures by manipulating only some brain cells, not all. Steve Zylius/UC Irvine Communications hide caption

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One Scientist's Quest To Vanquish Epileptic Seizures

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Women make up nearly two-thirds of the people in the U.S. diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease. iStockphoto hide caption

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Gene Linked To Alzheimer's Poses A Special Threat To Women

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Francis Csedrik remembers details of being bonked hard on the head when he was 4, and having to go to the emergency room. Meg Vogel/NPR hide caption

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The Forgotten Childhood: Why Early Memories Fade

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Images of the developing fetal brain show connections among brain regions. Allen Institute for Brain Science; Bruce Fischl, Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Massachusetts General Hospital hide caption

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Map Of The Developing Human Brain Shows Where Problems Begin

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Researchers say intervention in early childhood may help the developing brain compensate by rewiring to work around the trouble spots. iStockphoto hide caption

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Brain Changes Suggest Autism Starts In The Womb

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Doctors may eventually be able to diagnose "preclinical" Alzheimer's in patients who have abnormal brain scans but who aren't yet showing behavioral symptoms of the disease. iStockphoto hide caption

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Alzheimer's Diagnosis Expanding To Catch Early Warning Signs

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Scientists have long sought a way to detect Alzheimer's before symptoms appear. iStockphoto hide caption

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Alzheimer's Blood Test Raises Ethical Questions

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Should you fear a chemical inside metal food containers like the ones that hold beans? Government scientists say no. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Maybe That BPA In Your Canned Food Isn't So Bad After All

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In the Institute for the Unsalvageable in Sighetu Marmatiei, Romania, shown here in 1992, children were left in cribs for days on end. Tom Szalay hide caption

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Orphans' Lonely Beginnings Reveal How Parents Shape A Child's Brain

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Seeing Less Helps The Brain Hear More

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Researchers Watch As Our Brains Turn Sounds Into Words

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Clinical specialist Catey Funaiock took notes while observing a 5-year-old boy at the Marcus Autism Center, part of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, in September. David Goldman/AP hide caption

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A baby born too soon continues to develop and grow inside an incubator at the neonatal ward of the Centre Hospitalier de Lens in Lens, northern France. Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A Growth Factor Heals The Damage To A Preemie's Brain — In Mice

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