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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 shows why humans don’t see eye to eye on debatable matters

Study shows why humans don’t see eye to eye on debatable matters

Silver strands and graying hair are not signs of aging in chimpanzees

Silver strands and graying hair are not signs of aging in chimpanzees

New link between impaired brain energy metabolism and delirium discovered

New link between impaired brain energy metabolism and delirium discovered

Researchers characterize how changes in glioblastoma cells influence different drug effects

Researchers characterize how changes in glioblastoma cells influence different drug effects

COVID-19 may have an impact on the central nervous system of patients

COVID-19 may have an impact on the central nervous system of patients

Two new studies highlight possible treatment options for patients with neuroendocrine tumors

Two new studies highlight possible treatment options for patients with neuroendocrine tumors

Study reveals how two key neural circuits control social preference

Study reveals how two key neural circuits control social preference

UVA scientists identify oncogene responsible for deadliest brain tumor

UVA scientists identify oncogene responsible for deadliest brain tumor

Study identifies molecular differences between individual tumor cells in ependymomas

Study identifies molecular differences between individual tumor cells in ependymomas

Spectral notch filters in glasses enhance color vision for those with red-green CVD

Spectral notch filters in glasses enhance color vision for those with red-green CVD

Compound in pickled capers can directly regulate proteins required for bodily processes

Compound in pickled capers can directly regulate proteins required for bodily processes

Nationwide project aims to study how memory training leads to cognitive benefits

Nationwide project aims to study how memory training leads to cognitive benefits

Study may lead to new treatments for people with PTSD and memory disorders

Study may lead to new treatments for people with PTSD and memory disorders

Severely injured donor lungs can be successfully recovered outside the body

Severely injured donor lungs can be successfully recovered outside the body

Skin rash may be a symptom of COVID-19

Skin rash may be a symptom of COVID-19

Study shows safety and effectiveness of PET radiotracer in imaging glioblastomas

Study shows safety and effectiveness of PET radiotracer in imaging glioblastomas

Research shows cardiovascular benefits of meditating

Research shows cardiovascular benefits of meditating

Long-studied protein can be used as biomarker for traumatic brain injury

Long-studied protein can be used as biomarker for traumatic brain injury

New radiotracer can directly measure synaptic changes following stroke

New radiotracer can directly measure synaptic changes following stroke

Novel drug could enable the immune system to attack ovarian cancer

Novel drug could enable the immune system to attack ovarian cancer