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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.
Maintaining an active lifestyle in older age could prevent dementia

Maintaining an active lifestyle in older age could prevent dementia

Study evaluates first-ever Robotic Visualization System for neurosurgery

Study evaluates first-ever Robotic Visualization System for neurosurgery

Bioethicists call for oversight of poorly regulated, consumer-grade neurotechnology products

Bioethicists call for oversight of poorly regulated, consumer-grade neurotechnology products

New study suggests vital exhaustion as risk factor for dementia

New study suggests vital exhaustion as risk factor for dementia

Scientists pinpoint a set of molecules that wire the body weight center of the brain

Scientists pinpoint a set of molecules that wire the body weight center of the brain

Study: Brain cells involved in memory play key role in reducing future eating behavior

Study: Brain cells involved in memory play key role in reducing future eating behavior

Behavioral experiments confirm that additional neurons improve brain function

Behavioral experiments confirm that additional neurons improve brain function

The brain's cerebellum plays role in controlling reward and social behaviors, study shows

The brain's cerebellum plays role in controlling reward and social behaviors, study shows

Scientists discover a dramatic pattern of bone growth in female mice

Scientists discover a dramatic pattern of bone growth in female mice

Study: Male and female differences in fear memory is attributed to Cdk5 gene

Study: Male and female differences in fear memory is attributed to Cdk5 gene

Researchers get close to developing elusive blood test for Alzheimer's disease

Researchers get close to developing elusive blood test for Alzheimer's disease

Brain vital signs detect neurophysiological impairments in players with concussions

Brain vital signs detect neurophysiological impairments in players with concussions

DZIF scientists reveal problems with available diagnostics for Zika and chikungunya virus

DZIF scientists reveal problems with available diagnostics for Zika and chikungunya virus

Research reveals risk for developing more than one mental health disorder

Research reveals risk for developing more than one mental health disorder

Research brings new hope to treating degenerative brain diseases

Research brings new hope to treating degenerative brain diseases

New anti-inflammatory compound acts as 'surge protector' to reduce cancer growth

New anti-inflammatory compound acts as 'surge protector' to reduce cancer growth

Study shows link between air pollution and increased risk of sleep apnea

Study shows link between air pollution and increased risk of sleep apnea

Highly effective protocol to prepare cannabis samples for THC/CBD analysis

Highly effective protocol to prepare cannabis samples for THC/CBD analysis

New NSF funded study may help physicians decrease brain injury deaths

New NSF funded study may help physicians decrease brain injury deaths

First international consensus on the diagnosis and management of fibromuscular dysplasia

First international consensus on the diagnosis and management of fibromuscular dysplasia