In epilepsy, the normal behavior of brain neurons is disturbed. The drug valproic acid appears to help the brain replenish a key chemical, preventing seizures. David Mack/Science Source hide caption

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Military Plans To Test Brain Implants To Fight Mental Disorders

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NOAA Predicts Relatively Quiet Atlantic Hurricane Season

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Klotho (right) is one of the three Greek Fates depicted in this Flemish tapestry at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Wikimedia Commons hide caption

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Anti-Aging Hormone Could Make You Smarter

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Max Planck Goes To Florida, Invites Brain Scientists To Join

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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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