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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.
UAB study reveals detrimental role of neutrophils in multiple sclerosis

UAB study reveals detrimental role of neutrophils in multiple sclerosis

New neurons continue to form in old age, even in people with Alzheimer's disease

New neurons continue to form in old age, even in people with Alzheimer's disease

Study demonstrates the concept of systemic gene therapy treatment for gamma-sarcoglycanopathy

Study demonstrates the concept of systemic gene therapy treatment for gamma-sarcoglycanopathy

Infants at high risk for autism are less attuned to differences in speech patterns

Infants at high risk for autism are less attuned to differences in speech patterns

Cancer stem cells adapt to environmental conditions and undergo reversible transformations

Cancer stem cells adapt to environmental conditions and undergo reversible transformations

Newly approved gene therapy for SMA is based on delivery vehicle discovered by Penn expert

Newly approved gene therapy for SMA is based on delivery vehicle discovered by Penn expert

New statement emphasizes need for special multidisciplinary clinical programs

New statement emphasizes need for special multidisciplinary clinical programs

Insights into how single neurons and brain networks support spatial navigation

Insights into how single neurons and brain networks support spatial navigation

Short-term opioid use increases the positivity of emotional experiences

Short-term opioid use increases the positivity of emotional experiences

Simple test can easily measure common stress hormones

Simple test can easily measure common stress hormones

Mental health of children with long-term physical conditions could benefit from CBT

Mental health of children with long-term physical conditions could benefit from CBT

Zebrafish embryo could help better understand the potential underpinnings of brain disorders

Zebrafish embryo could help better understand the potential underpinnings of brain disorders

Study offers important step to identify cause of blinding disease

Study offers important step to identify cause of blinding disease

Study reveals possibility to enhance or suppress memories

Study reveals possibility to enhance or suppress memories

UTA researcher awarded grant to purchase equipment that determines severity of brain injuries

UTA researcher awarded grant to purchase equipment that determines severity of brain injuries

Rutgers-led study pinpoints key gene linked to impaired memory in Down syndrome

Rutgers-led study pinpoints key gene linked to impaired memory in Down syndrome

Scientists examine hormonal links between diet and obesity

Scientists examine hormonal links between diet and obesity

Nerve stimulation therapy could help patients with the most common type of stroke

Nerve stimulation therapy could help patients with the most common type of stroke

Helping teenagers to be safe while driving

Helping teenagers to be safe while driving

Women experiencing minor stroke are less likely to be diagnosed than men

Women experiencing minor stroke are less likely to be diagnosed than men