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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.
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.

Treatment with microRNA re-insulates ravaged nerves, restores limb mobility in mouse models of MS

Treatment with microRNA re-insulates ravaged nerves, restores limb mobility in mouse models of MS

Study shows how epigenetic randomness helps cancer cells proliferate

Study shows how epigenetic randomness helps cancer cells proliferate

Researchers develop new graphene-based neural probes for recording brain activity in high resolution

Researchers develop new graphene-based neural probes for recording brain activity in high resolution

Brain activity of children can be used for long-range predictions about reading success

Brain activity of children can be used for long-range predictions about reading success

New imaging project for new applications in cancer diagnostics

New imaging project for new applications in cancer diagnostics

New study discloses role of specific proteins in killing fast-duplicating cancer cells

New study discloses role of specific proteins in killing fast-duplicating cancer cells

Using magnets to improve memory

Using magnets to improve memory

Probing the brain in high resolution with graphene based neural probes

Probing the brain in high resolution with graphene based neural probes

Lund researchers develop porous ‘spaghetti’ to grow cells more naturally

Lund researchers develop porous ‘spaghetti’ to grow cells more naturally