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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 describes new targets for precision treatment of meningiomas

Study describes new targets for precision treatment of meningiomas

Testosterone reduces cognitive reflection, increases impulsive behavior in men

Testosterone reduces cognitive reflection, increases impulsive behavior in men

UM SOM expert diagnoses severe illness that destroyed hearing of Spanish artist

UM SOM expert diagnoses severe illness that destroyed hearing of Spanish artist

Study sheds new light on evolutionary origin of the vertebrate brain

Study sheds new light on evolutionary origin of the vertebrate brain

Researchers explore link between gut microbiome and nutrition in autism spectrum disorder

Researchers explore link between gut microbiome and nutrition in autism spectrum disorder

Researchers find persistence of Zika virus in cerebrospinal fluid, lymph nodes of rhesus monkeys

Researchers find persistence of Zika virus in cerebrospinal fluid, lymph nodes of rhesus monkeys

Newly discovered molecule plays central role in appetite control mechanisms

Newly discovered molecule plays central role in appetite control mechanisms

Arizona State University earns 14 NSF early career faculty awards

Arizona State University earns 14 NSF early career faculty awards

Do brain training apps really work?

Do brain training apps really work?

Scientists aim to build computer model of complex memory formation

Scientists aim to build computer model of complex memory formation

Stivarga receives expanded FDA approval for treatment of liver cancer

Stivarga receives expanded FDA approval for treatment of liver cancer

Slender faces linked to overbite and left-handedness

Slender faces linked to overbite and left-handedness

New study receives $12.7 million PCORI funding to improve post-acute care for TBI patients

New study receives $12.7 million PCORI funding to improve post-acute care for TBI patients

FDA approves first drug for treating rare form of Batten disease

FDA approves first drug for treating rare form of Batten disease

Supplementation with macular carotenoids improves psychological stress levels, study shows

Supplementation with macular carotenoids improves psychological stress levels, study shows

New software wrapper boosts ability of existing neuron tracing algorithms

New software wrapper boosts ability of existing neuron tracing algorithms

International consensus statement on recognizing and treating sport-related concussions published

International consensus statement on recognizing and treating sport-related concussions published

Nose2Brain project aims to develop better therapy for multiple sclerosis

Nose2Brain project aims to develop better therapy for multiple sclerosis

Antidepressant improves drug delivery across the blood-brain barrier, rat study shows

Antidepressant improves drug delivery across the blood-brain barrier, rat study shows

Simple eye test can diagnose early signs of glaucoma

Simple eye test can diagnose early signs of glaucoma