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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.
New study explores how herpes simplex virus may change during familial transmission

New study explores how herpes simplex virus may change during familial transmission

Increased use of split liver transplantation could decrease pediatric waitlist deaths

Increased use of split liver transplantation could decrease pediatric waitlist deaths

Study unlocks complexities of cell death process that plays key role in health and disease

Study unlocks complexities of cell death process that plays key role in health and disease

Researchers reveal how certain nerves sustain prostate cancer growth

Researchers reveal how certain nerves sustain prostate cancer growth

Delayed word processing could indicate MCI patients’ likelihood of developing Alzheimer's

Delayed word processing could indicate MCI patients’ likelihood of developing Alzheimer's

Protein identified as promising novel obesity treatment

Protein identified as promising novel obesity treatment

New UMass Lowell study to explore link between gut bacteria and Parkinson's disease

New UMass Lowell study to explore link between gut bacteria and Parkinson's disease

Brain-training could help elderly people increase their understanding of words in noisy situations

Brain-training could help elderly people increase their understanding of words in noisy situations

Small RNA molecules trigger cancer cells to commit suicide

Small RNA molecules trigger cancer cells to commit suicide

Penn researchers functionally dissect gene variant linked to FTLD

Penn researchers functionally dissect gene variant linked to FTLD

Jealousy study in pair-bonded monkeys offers insight into human emotions and behavior

Jealousy study in pair-bonded monkeys offers insight into human emotions and behavior

Yale study finds reduced brain glucose levels in people with obesity, type 2 diabetes

Yale study finds reduced brain glucose levels in people with obesity, type 2 diabetes

New procedure expands options open for carrying out tests on human brain cells

New procedure expands options open for carrying out tests on human brain cells

Migraine attacks may actively protect and repair the brain from oxidative stress

Migraine attacks may actively protect and repair the brain from oxidative stress

T1DM weakens autonomic reflex that regulates blood pressure during exercise, study finds

T1DM weakens autonomic reflex that regulates blood pressure during exercise, study finds

Brain function does not die immediately after the heart stops finds study

Brain function does not die immediately after the heart stops finds study

Dyslexia could be the result of eye spots that confuse the brain finds study

Dyslexia could be the result of eye spots that confuse the brain finds study

Study aims to develop biomarkers of prematurity for predicting neurodevelopmental outcomes

Study aims to develop biomarkers of prematurity for predicting neurodevelopmental outcomes

Brazilian researchers find more significant cognitive deficits among early-onset cocaine users

Brazilian researchers find more significant cognitive deficits among early-onset cocaine users

Four genes associated with OCD identified

Four genes associated with OCD identified