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The Amazing Brain: Zooming Through the Globus Pallidus Externa

The Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies® (BRAIN) Initiative continues to find new ways to visualize neurons interconnecting into the billions of circuits that control our thoughts, feelings, and movements. This video, another winner in the initiative’s “Show Us Your Brain!” contest, offers a beautiful example of how these imaging techniques are getting better all the time.


Study in Africa Yields New Diabetes Gene

When I volunteered to serve as a physician at a hospital in rural Nigeria more than 25 years ago, I expected to treat a lot of folks with infectious diseases such as malaria and tuberculosis. And that certainly happened. But what I didn’t expect was how many people needed care for type 2 diabetes (T2D) and the health problems it causes. Yet these individuals were generally not overweight, and the course of their illness seemed different than in the West.

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