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The Secret Life of the Brain
History of the Brain 3-D Brain Anatomy Mind Illusions Scanning the Brain The Episodes:
episode 5: The Aging Brain
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Episode 5 Resources

General | Anatomy | Scanning


Clinical Trials
http://www.clinicaltrials.gov/
Current information about clinical research studies.

New Drug Development Process
http://www.fda.gov/cder/handbook/develop.htm
Explains the process of how the government now approves new drugs.

The Alzheimer's Association
http://www.alz.org/
The website of the largest national voluntary health organization committed to finding a cure for Alzheimer's and helping those affected by the disease. Has information for people with Alzheimer's, caregivers, researchers, and the media, as well as contact information for local chapters.

The Alzheimer Research Forum
http://www.alzforum.org/
A site oriented towards Alzheimer's researchers, but with a good section for the general public about research advances, treatments and clinical trials, Alzheimer's associations, clinical research centers, support groups, and advocacy.


General Resources

Dana Foundation
http://www.dana.org/
Provides information on all aspects of the brain and brain science

Neuroscience for Kids
http://faculty.washington.edu/chudler/neurok.html
One of the best and most comprehensive brain-related sites on the web

BrainPop
http://www.brainpop.com/
Fun, interactive features that teach kids about a variety of science topics

Brain Basics at the NIH
http://www.ninds.nih.gov/health_and_medical/pubs/ brain_basics_know_your_brain.htm
A brain primer from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Exploring the Senses
http://www.hhmi.org/senses/
Activies showing the connection between the brain and our five senses

Brain Backgrounders Glossary
http://apu.sfn.org/content/Publications/ BrainBackgrounders/index.html
Definitions for common neuroscience terms.

Neurosurgery On Call
http://www.neurosurgery.org
An introduction to neurosurgery with resources for patients and physicians.


Anatomy

The Whole Brain Atlas
http://www.med.harvard.edu/AANLIB/home.html
View detailed brain scans

Comparative Mammalian Brain Collections
http://brainmuseum.org/
View and compare the brains of all sorts of species

Gray's Anatomy
http://www.bartleby.com/107/
The classic anatomy book is now online

Probe the Brain
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/aso/tryit/brain/
Interactive feature that shows what parts of the brain control movement

"Sushi"
http://www.cs.uoregon.edu/~tomc/jquest/
An amazing Java applet that allows you to explore the brain


Brain Scanning

How Stuff Works: MRI
http://www.howstuffworks.com/mri6.htm

ScaleSpace
http://scalespace.com/index.shtml



Towards and Alzheimer's cure
Alzheimer's Vaccine
Is a cure within reach?
Stanley Kunitz
Poems by Stanley Kunitz
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Video Clips
Video Clip
The brainís memories.



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