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John Huguenard and his team are learning what role electrical excitability of brain cells plays in epilepsy ­— and how we might someday control it.

John Huguenard and his team are learning what role electrical excitability of brain cells plays in epilepsy ­— and how we might someday control it.

Stanford neuroscientist Ben Barres devoted his career to studying glial cells, which play a significant, but previously undervalued, role in the brain.

Stanford neuroscientist Ben Barres devoted his career to studying glial cells, which play a significant, but previously undervalued, role in the brain.

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Doctors and patients can preview brain and spine procedures via virtual reality at the at the Stanford Neurosurgical Simulation and Virtual Reality Center.

Doctors and patients can preview brain and spine procedures via virtual reality at the at the Stanford Neurosurgical Simulation and Virtual Reality Center.

As a medical student, neurology can be one of the most intimidating rotations. The brain is so complex and the neuro exam so difficult to …