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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.
Complement system shown to remove dead cells in retinitis pigmentosa, contradicting previous research

Complement system shown to remove dead cells in retinitis pigmentosa, contradicting previous research

Antidepressant treatment leads to impaired empathy regarding perception of pain

Antidepressant treatment leads to impaired empathy regarding perception of pain

Machine learning algorithms applied to biopsy images can improve gut disease diagnosis

Machine learning algorithms applied to biopsy images can improve gut disease diagnosis

Miracle machine makes heroic rescues — and leaves patients in limbo

Miracle machine makes heroic rescues — and leaves patients in limbo

Gut microbiota linked with temperament traits in young children

Gut microbiota linked with temperament traits in young children

Researchers propose new model for studying age-related cognitive decline

Researchers propose new model for studying age-related cognitive decline

Georgia researcher receives grant to develop models to better predict mental health disorders

Georgia researcher receives grant to develop models to better predict mental health disorders

Up to 80% of metastatic colorectal cancers spread to far areas before diagnoses

Up to 80% of metastatic colorectal cancers spread to far areas before diagnoses

Five easy health tips for men

Five easy health tips for men

Passive cavitation imaging can estimate a drug’s dose and location in the brain

Passive cavitation imaging can estimate a drug’s dose and location in the brain

New experimental system can rapidly assess pathogenic effects of a drug on baby's brain

New experimental system can rapidly assess pathogenic effects of a drug on baby's brain

Antioxidant protecting the brain linked to deterioration in areas susceptible to Alzheimer's

Antioxidant protecting the brain linked to deterioration in areas susceptible to Alzheimer's

New type of cooling vest can improve athletes' performance in hot conditions

New type of cooling vest can improve athletes' performance in hot conditions

Canadian Institutes of Health Research and partners fund CCNA's second phase

Canadian Institutes of Health Research and partners fund CCNA's second phase

Factors influencing critical care doctors to withdraw life support for patients with brain injury

Factors influencing critical care doctors to withdraw life support for patients with brain injury

Blood pressure drug appears to be helpful for people with Alzheimer's disease

Blood pressure drug appears to be helpful for people with Alzheimer's disease

NHS braces itself for more deaths following listeria outbreak

NHS braces itself for more deaths following listeria outbreak

Researchers exploit nanoparticles to develop test for early detection of different diseases

Researchers exploit nanoparticles to develop test for early detection of different diseases

Small cluster of neurons in mouse's brain are crucial to making squeaky, ultrasonic 'songs'

Small cluster of neurons in mouse's brain are crucial to making squeaky, ultrasonic 'songs'

Scientists delay aging using protein found in young mice

Scientists delay aging using protein found in young mice