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.
According to a new study, women may be facing a higher risk of feeling chronic pain since the condition has a different genetic basis in men and women.
Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder and melanoma is a type of skin cancer but on the surface, these disorders do not seem to have much in common.
Scientists have found that botulinum toxin—commonly known as Botox—can expose the inner workings of the brain, in addition to smoothing out wrinkles.
A research team has created brain tissue organoids in a tiny 3D-printed system that helps them observe as they grow and develop.
An interdisciplinary team led by KU Leuven and Stanford has identified 76 overlapping genetic locations that shape both our face and our brain.
Thousands of our daily activities, from making coffee to taking a walk to saying hello to a neighbor, are made possible through an ancient collection of brain structures tucked away near the center of the cranium.
Researchers from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities College of Science and Engineering and Medical School have developed a unique head-mounted mini-microscope device that allows them to image complex brain functions of freely moving mice in real time over a period of more than 300 days.
A new automated process prints a peptide-based hydrogel scaffold containing uniformly distributed cells. The scaffolds hold their shapes well and successfully facilitate cell growth that lasts for weeks.
A team of New Jersey researchers has shown that changes in perceptual certainty and response bias, two central metrics of signal detection theory (SDT), correlate with changes in cognitive fatigue.
A new genetic mutation has been discovered in schizophrenia, and we spoke to Dr. Todd Lencz from the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research to find out more.
For a long time, researchers have attempted to gain better insights into the development of the cerebral cortex and its layers, since pathologies are associated with this process.
Neuroscientists agree that a person's brain is constantly changing, rewiring itself and adapting to environmental stimuli. This is how humans learn new things and create memories. This adaptability and malleability is called plasticity.
In modern basic life science research as well as in drug discovery, recording and analyzing the images of cells over time using 3D microscopy has become extremely important.
A research team has made a novel finding that indicates that experimental antibody treatments for Alzheimer’s disease have an accidental adverse impact.
During drought conditions, plants utilize a signaling molecule known from animals to reduce their water loss.
Researchers have uncovered molecular mechanisms involved in removing unwanted cells in the body.
Researchers have explained mechanisms that play a role in maintaining the embryonic stem cells in the most optimized state for use in regenerative medicine.
According to a study, researchers have discovered new genetic clues in individuals who had experienced small but often apparently “silent” strokes.
The Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital Research Centre has taken another step toward interpreting Alzheimer’s disease.
Researchers from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have discovered that a widely used nutritional supplement may significantly reduce the risk of fatal strokes caused by a rare genetic disorder.