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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.
Researchers discover early biomarker for degenerative neurologic disease

Researchers discover early biomarker for degenerative neurologic disease

Poor sleep linked to reduced memory performance in older adults

Poor sleep linked to reduced memory performance in older adults

Immature mood neurons develop during adolescence

Immature mood neurons develop during adolescence

New blood test could potentially diagnose Alzheimers even before symptoms appear

New blood test could potentially diagnose Alzheimers even before symptoms appear

Adult survivors of pediatric brain tumors may experience cognitive, socioeconomic burdens

Adult survivors of pediatric brain tumors may experience cognitive, socioeconomic burdens

Brain activity patterns can reveal how well a student understands a concept

Brain activity patterns can reveal how well a student understands a concept

Researchers develop new system that creates 'virtual taste realities'

Researchers develop new system that creates 'virtual taste realities'

Switch that decides fate of cells from neural stem cells discovered

Switch that decides fate of cells from neural stem cells discovered

Study proves that brains of pairs of animals synchronize during social situations

Study proves that brains of pairs of animals synchronize during social situations

Study reveals how basic structure of the brain is formed

Study reveals how basic structure of the brain is formed

Study calls for more aggressive treatments to improve 5-year survival in glioblastoma patients

Study calls for more aggressive treatments to improve 5-year survival in glioblastoma patients

Largest study finds CTE in 6% of athletes and non-athletes

Largest study finds CTE in 6% of athletes and non-athletes

Scientists discover new drug target for chemically induced Parkinson's disease

Scientists discover new drug target for chemically induced Parkinson's disease

New discovery may explain some forms of stroke

New discovery may explain some forms of stroke

New mutation discovered in the leptin gene

New mutation discovered in the leptin gene

New findings offer pathway for fight against non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

New findings offer pathway for fight against non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Study offers new clues to autism's underlying biology

Study offers new clues to autism's underlying biology

New swine model helps scientists to better understand human brain

New swine model helps scientists to better understand human brain

Bad gene associated with sudden death in epilepsy and breathing problems

Bad gene associated with sudden death in epilepsy and breathing problems

New technology replaces the standard way to repair a hole in the heart

New technology replaces the standard way to repair a hole in the heart