Briefly describe the defenses of the brain against trauma and infection.
Describe how the blood-brain barrier is formed.
Identify the type of cell shown, as well as the following structures: axon, dendrite, myelin sheath, soma, and synapse.
A physician suspects the lesion and pustule pictured here are indicative of tuberculoid leprosy. If the diagnosis is correct, what microorganism would be found in a skin biopsy?
Explain how a person could contract variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease by consuming products from a cow with bovine spongiform encephalopathy (mad cow disease).
Why do nervous system infections by fungi require such long treatment times?
Briefly describe how humans are infected by Naegleria fowleri.
Briefly describe how humans can develop neurocysticercosis.