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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 develop simple, low-cost way to predict preeclampsia

Researchers develop simple, low-cost way to predict preeclampsia

UChicago Medicine installs hands-only CPR kiosk in the Center for Care and Discovery

UChicago Medicine installs hands-only CPR kiosk in the Center for Care and Discovery

Cold plasma jets as promising tool for minimally invasive cancer therapy

Cold plasma jets as promising tool for minimally invasive cancer therapy

Study to examine whether cancer and co-occurring Alzheimer's alter pain perception

Study to examine whether cancer and co-occurring Alzheimer's alter pain perception

Autism spectrum disorder could be triggered by low placental steroid levels

Autism spectrum disorder could be triggered by low placental steroid levels

Family members can help reduce the incidence of post-operative delirium by up to 16.8%

Family members can help reduce the incidence of post-operative delirium by up to 16.8%

New findings demonstrate how subtle social interactions can impact clinical outcomes

New findings demonstrate how subtle social interactions can impact clinical outcomes

Salk Institute scientists receive NIH grant to better understand the brain

Salk Institute scientists receive NIH grant to better understand the brain

Research shows brain's immune system gets activated by stress during pregnancy

Research shows brain's immune system gets activated by stress during pregnancy

Good heart health can equal good brain health, study shows

Good heart health can equal good brain health, study shows

Fasting may increase motivation for exercise by surging "hunger hormone" ghrelin

Fasting may increase motivation for exercise by surging "hunger hormone" ghrelin

Immune cells rewire, repair brain while we sleep, study shows

Immune cells rewire, repair brain while we sleep, study shows

New Diversity and Inclusion Hub launched to address disparities in health care

New Diversity and Inclusion Hub launched to address disparities in health care

Link found between genetic variations and size of the brainstem, other subcortical structures

Link found between genetic variations and size of the brainstem, other subcortical structures

Pluripotent stem cells help advance understanding of how Huntington's disease develops

Pluripotent stem cells help advance understanding of how Huntington's disease develops

Haptoglobin binds hemoglobin that causes brain damage after cerebral hemorrhage

Haptoglobin binds hemoglobin that causes brain damage after cerebral hemorrhage

Neutrophil extracellular traps could cause organ damage in malaria

Neutrophil extracellular traps could cause organ damage in malaria

Patterns unique to the striatum observed in people with Huntington's disease

Patterns unique to the striatum observed in people with Huntington's disease

Scientists investigate how background noise affects brain activity

Scientists investigate how background noise affects brain activity

Reduced exercise capacity linked to neurocognitive problems in survivors of childhood ALL

Reduced exercise capacity linked to neurocognitive problems in survivors of childhood ALL