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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.
Clinical trial of immunotherapy shows promising results for patients with melanoma brain tumors

Clinical trial of immunotherapy shows promising results for patients with melanoma brain tumors

UA researchers explain exercise-brain connection from evolutionary perspective

UA researchers explain exercise-brain connection from evolutionary perspective

Western University neuroscientist launches world's largest sleep-and-cognition study

Western University neuroscientist launches world's largest sleep-and-cognition study

Researchers develop new technique to capture neuron activity

Researchers develop new technique to capture neuron activity

Insomnia drug appears to have opposite effect for patients with neurologic conditions

Insomnia drug appears to have opposite effect for patients with neurologic conditions

Researchers uncover three-dimensional structure of tetanus toxin protein

Researchers uncover three-dimensional structure of tetanus toxin protein

Greater muscle strength linked to better cognitive function in older people

Greater muscle strength linked to better cognitive function in older people

Implanted magnets successfully treat involuntary eye movement disorder nystagmus

Implanted magnets successfully treat involuntary eye movement disorder nystagmus

Study finds evidence on preventive interventions for cognitive decline and dementia

Study finds evidence on preventive interventions for cognitive decline and dementia

Disability-free life after major stroke could be increased by 270%, say experts

Disability-free life after major stroke could be increased by 270%, say experts

Chronic lack of sleep reduces cognitive abilities, negatively impacts physical health

Chronic lack of sleep reduces cognitive abilities, negatively impacts physical health

New approaches to early detection of Parkinson's disease on the horizon

New approaches to early detection of Parkinson's disease on the horizon

Kopchicks' $10.5 million gift to fund student fellowships at MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School

Kopchicks' $10.5 million gift to fund student fellowships at MD Anderson UTHealth Graduate School

Chicken models may shed light on how humans develop sensitive daytime vision

Chicken models may shed light on how humans develop sensitive daytime vision

Research provides insights into how light may interact with the brain to affect sleep

Research provides insights into how light may interact with the brain to affect sleep

Anti-seizure drug could have beneficial effect in patients with mild Alzheimer's disease

Anti-seizure drug could have beneficial effect in patients with mild Alzheimer's disease

New study sheds light on how the brain coordinates complex decisions involving altruism and empathy

New study sheds light on how the brain coordinates complex decisions involving altruism and empathy

Novel MRI method uses simple sugar solution instead of conventional contrast agents

Novel MRI method uses simple sugar solution instead of conventional contrast agents

Insulin in the brain may help regulate eating behavior and facilitate weight loss, study shows

Insulin in the brain may help regulate eating behavior and facilitate weight loss, study shows

Greater engagement in leisure activities linked to lower blood pressure of Alzheimer's caregivers

Greater engagement in leisure activities linked to lower blood pressure of Alzheimer's caregivers