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The human brain is the center of the human nervous system and is a highly complex organ. Enclosed in the cranium, it has the same general structure as the brains of other mammals, but is over three times as large as the brain of a typical mammal with an equivalent body size.
Study finding suggests new ways in which genetic mutations may cause brain disorders

Study finding suggests new ways in which genetic mutations may cause brain disorders

Researchers shed new light on molecular pump that ejects anticancer agents

Researchers shed new light on molecular pump that ejects anticancer agents

Deep brain stimulation may help improve mental, physical health in patients with anorexia nervosa

Deep brain stimulation may help improve mental, physical health in patients with anorexia nervosa

New study confirms benefits of Medtronic’s Solitaire stent retriever for stroke patients in real-world setting

New study confirms benefits of Medtronic’s Solitaire stent retriever for stroke patients in real-world setting

MGH researchers discover regulators of gene expression programs in medulloblastoma

MGH researchers discover regulators of gene expression programs in medulloblastoma

Pitt study sheds light on shared roots of schizophrenia and rheumatoid arthritis

Pitt study sheds light on shared roots of schizophrenia and rheumatoid arthritis

Dietary prebiotics can improve sleep after stress exposure, study suggests

Dietary prebiotics can improve sleep after stress exposure, study suggests

Princeton-Intel collaboration builds new software to decode brain scans

Princeton-Intel collaboration builds new software to decode brain scans

New humanized model enables better characterization of Alzheimer's pathology

New humanized model enables better characterization of Alzheimer's pathology

Newly discovered gene variants increase risk of anxiety disorders

Newly discovered gene variants increase risk of anxiety disorders

Study: Epilepsy patients want physicians to share information about rare risk of death

Study: Epilepsy patients want physicians to share information about rare risk of death

Study: Adolescents who report daytime sleepiness more likely to commit crimes in adulthood

Study: Adolescents who report daytime sleepiness more likely to commit crimes in adulthood

Discovery of dual role played by PGK1 enzyme may indicate new therapeutic target for brain cancer

Discovery of dual role played by PGK1 enzyme may indicate new therapeutic target for brain cancer

TSRI study defines new protocol for MRI scanning in patients with implanted cardiac devices

TSRI study defines new protocol for MRI scanning in patients with implanted cardiac devices

Scientists establish ‘tipping point’ molecular link between blood sugar and Alzheimer's disease

Scientists establish ‘tipping point’ molecular link between blood sugar and Alzheimer's disease

Cocaine use by fathers may negatively impact cognitive development in male offspring

Cocaine use by fathers may negatively impact cognitive development in male offspring

Cerebellum can be responsible for brain alterations linked to drug addiction, research shows

Cerebellum can be responsible for brain alterations linked to drug addiction, research shows

Alterations in brain connectivity can aid diagnosis and prediction of outcomes in mTBI patients

Alterations in brain connectivity can aid diagnosis and prediction of outcomes in mTBI patients

Study identifies new role of cholesterol in regulating brain proteins

Study identifies new role of cholesterol in regulating brain proteins

Daytime sleepiness during teenage years linked to criminal offenses later in life

Daytime sleepiness during teenage years linked to criminal offenses later in life