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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.
Research Recognition Award will help improve lives of young people with absence epilepsy

Research Recognition Award will help improve lives of young people with absence epilepsy

Scientists identify common genetic variants associated with post-stroke recovery

Scientists identify common genetic variants associated with post-stroke recovery

Study evaluates prescribing of preventive drugs at the end of life in older adults with cancer

Study evaluates prescribing of preventive drugs at the end of life in older adults with cancer

Research suggests oxytocin as potential new obesity treatment

Research suggests oxytocin as potential new obesity treatment

BPA exposure during pregnancy can lead to changes in circadian rhythms

BPA exposure during pregnancy can lead to changes in circadian rhythms

New research illuminates positive effects of exercise on the brain

New research illuminates positive effects of exercise on the brain

Nervous system relies on guidance cues for neuronal axons to reach destinations

Nervous system relies on guidance cues for neuronal axons to reach destinations

Study: People may experience multiple subtle changes before being diagnosed with brain tumor

Study: People may experience multiple subtle changes before being diagnosed with brain tumor

Cerveau announces research collaboration agreement with Eisai for novel tau imaging agent

Cerveau announces research collaboration agreement with Eisai for novel tau imaging agent

Antidepressant drugs may not work when neurons are out of shape

Antidepressant drugs may not work when neurons are out of shape

MSU professor receives NSF CAREER grant for biosensor diagnostics

MSU professor receives NSF CAREER grant for biosensor diagnostics

Exploring pathophysiological factors that link sleep problems and Alzheimer's disease

Exploring pathophysiological factors that link sleep problems and Alzheimer's disease

Using the Mastermind strategy in brain research

Using the Mastermind strategy in brain research

NIH starts clinical trial of drug to treat cravings associated with opioid use disorder

NIH starts clinical trial of drug to treat cravings associated with opioid use disorder

Hidden differences between pathology of CTE and Alzheimer's disease discovered

Hidden differences between pathology of CTE and Alzheimer's disease discovered

Researchers develop new tool for imaging large groups of neurons in living animals

Researchers develop new tool for imaging large groups of neurons in living animals

The Brain Institute wins $7.04 million grant to investigate 'neurophilosphy of free will'

The Brain Institute wins $7.04 million grant to investigate 'neurophilosphy of free will'

Research links participation in team sports to larger hippocampal volumes in children

Research links participation in team sports to larger hippocampal volumes in children

Pitt engineers win $550,000 NSF CAREER award to develop new intervention for people with ASD

Pitt engineers win $550,000 NSF CAREER award to develop new intervention for people with ASD

Creating diverse pool of trained scientists to address Alzheimer's research needs

Creating diverse pool of trained scientists to address Alzheimer's research needs