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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.
FDA approves new therapy for adult patients with relapsing and primary progressive MS

FDA approves new therapy for adult patients with relapsing and primary progressive MS

Phase-contrast X-ray imaging could identify tumors earlier

Phase-contrast X-ray imaging could identify tumors earlier

Cleveland-based study to explore how childhood obesity can be prevented before conception

Cleveland-based study to explore how childhood obesity can be prevented before conception

Study unravels mysteries behind cause of acute liver failure

Study unravels mysteries behind cause of acute liver failure

New study identifies early vulnerability brain marker for psychosis

New study identifies early vulnerability brain marker for psychosis

Researchers identify appetite-suppression mechanism in flies

Researchers identify appetite-suppression mechanism in flies

Man with quadriplegia uses implanted technologies to restore arm and hand movements

Man with quadriplegia uses implanted technologies to restore arm and hand movements

High blood pressure not related to elevated mortality risk for older adults with weak grip strength

High blood pressure not related to elevated mortality risk for older adults with weak grip strength

JAX professor receives HFSP grant for 3D genome studies of memory, learning and epilepsy

JAX professor receives HFSP grant for 3D genome studies of memory, learning and epilepsy

Cerebellar stimulation improves schizophrenia-like thinking problems in rats

Cerebellar stimulation improves schizophrenia-like thinking problems in rats

City of Hope researchers to highlight basic cancer research and population studies at AACR meeting

City of Hope researchers to highlight basic cancer research and population studies at AACR meeting

Research shows role played by brain reorganisation process in success or failure of cochlear implants

Research shows role played by brain reorganisation process in success or failure of cochlear implants

Research helps elucidate mechanisms behind low-level laser therapy in treating neuropathic pain

Research helps elucidate mechanisms behind low-level laser therapy in treating neuropathic pain

New study explores biomechanics of head injury in pediatric patients

New study explores biomechanics of head injury in pediatric patients

High concentrations of stress hormone affect DNA processes and mental health

High concentrations of stress hormone affect DNA processes and mental health

Shutting down key protein could slow or prevent Alzheimer’s disease, study shows

Shutting down key protein could slow or prevent Alzheimer’s disease, study shows

New probiotic may help combat negative health effects of adrenaline surges

New probiotic may help combat negative health effects of adrenaline surges

Delaying school start times unlikely to reduce sleep deprivation in teenagers, research finds

Delaying school start times unlikely to reduce sleep deprivation in teenagers, research finds

Researchers use machine learning approach to accurately predict risk of depression

Researchers use machine learning approach to accurately predict risk of depression

SLU researchers predict potential high-risk areas for Zika virus transmission in the U.S.

SLU researchers predict potential high-risk areas for Zika virus transmission in the U.S.