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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.
Amid teen vaping ‘epidemic,’ Juul taps addiction expert as medical director

Amid teen vaping ‘epidemic,’ Juul taps addiction expert as medical director

New technology can improve sound quality for hearing implant users

New technology can improve sound quality for hearing implant users

Removing newborn neurons after brain injury reduces seizures in mice

Removing newborn neurons after brain injury reduces seizures in mice

Eisai presents new research evaluating correlation of Abeta in plasma and CSF with automated protein assay system

Eisai presents new research evaluating correlation of Abeta in plasma and CSF with automated protein assay system

Research reveals how mirror therapy relieves phantom limb pain

Research reveals how mirror therapy relieves phantom limb pain

Researchers identify previously unknown pathways for sensory learning in the brain

Researchers identify previously unknown pathways for sensory learning in the brain

UC Davis participates in landmark study to test whether lifestyle changes can prevent cognitive decline

UC Davis participates in landmark study to test whether lifestyle changes can prevent cognitive decline

Transradial surgery appears effective for many neuroendovascular procedures

Transradial surgery appears effective for many neuroendovascular procedures

Alzheimer's gene may affect cognitive health before adulthood, study finds

Alzheimer's gene may affect cognitive health before adulthood, study finds

Using mathematical model to trace brain transitions

Using mathematical model to trace brain transitions

Maternal proximity to oil and gas areas associated with congenital heart defects in babies

Maternal proximity to oil and gas areas associated with congenital heart defects in babies

Researchers identify brain somatic mutations linked to Alzheimer's disease

Researchers identify brain somatic mutations linked to Alzheimer's disease

Chemotherapy drugs delivered using biodegradable paste can prolong survival in brain cancer

Chemotherapy drugs delivered using biodegradable paste can prolong survival in brain cancer

Researchers reveal molecular cause for severe multi-organ disorder

Researchers reveal molecular cause for severe multi-organ disorder

Researchers explain why fascioliasis patients have increased risk for neurological diseases

Researchers explain why fascioliasis patients have increased risk for neurological diseases

Common medications can masquerade as dementia in seniors

Common medications can masquerade as dementia in seniors

Light at last: why do more women develop Alzheimer’s disease?

Light at last: why do more women develop Alzheimer’s disease?

Researchers use visual cortical prosthesis to help bring sight to the blind

Researchers use visual cortical prosthesis to help bring sight to the blind

Gut infection can lead to a pathology resembling Parkinson's disease

Gut infection can lead to a pathology resembling Parkinson's disease

UTHealth researchers investigate how to reduce stress-driven alcohol use

UTHealth researchers investigate how to reduce stress-driven alcohol use