The field of neuroscience is one of the most fascinating and complex branches of biological science. Understanding nervous system development, homeostasis, and what causes nervous system dysfunction are some of the fundamental questions being addressed by neuroscientists today. The illustrations found in this section highlight pathways that regulate these processes or mechanisms that may contribute to the development of neurodegenerative diseases.
The Blood Brain Barrier: Anatomy illustration shows the different structural features that form the blood brain barrier. Interact with the illustration to highlight these different structural elements and view the different molecules that are part of each feature. Learn how these structural components interact to create this physical barrier that controls the movement of molecules into and out of the brain.