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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.
How sweet-taste perception changes with age

How sweet-taste perception changes with age

'Little brain' contains almost 80% of the cerebral cortex’s surface area

'Little brain' contains almost 80% of the cerebral cortex’s surface area

Animals think probabilistically to distinguish contexts, research suggests

Animals think probabilistically to distinguish contexts, research suggests

Novel therapeutics targeting primary cilia may reverse neurodevelopmental disorders

Novel therapeutics targeting primary cilia may reverse neurodevelopmental disorders

Study shows how psychological stress leads to debilitating vessel-clogging episodes

Study shows how psychological stress leads to debilitating vessel-clogging episodes

Researchers create a new mouse model for studying glioblastoma

Researchers create a new mouse model for studying glioblastoma

Researchers map DNA methylation changes to study developmental disorders

Researchers map DNA methylation changes to study developmental disorders

Scientists use computational biology to identify functional elements in the human genome

Scientists use computational biology to identify functional elements in the human genome

Grotesque side effects from unproven stem cell therapies more common than thought

Grotesque side effects from unproven stem cell therapies more common than thought

Specific protein found at high levels in the blood of people with early signs of Alzheimer's

Specific protein found at high levels in the blood of people with early signs of Alzheimer's

Discovering the Critical Role of Astrocytes in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Discovering the Critical Role of Astrocytes in Neurodegenerative Diseases

Virginia Tech scientists reveal molecular cause underlying rare genetic disorder

Virginia Tech scientists reveal molecular cause underlying rare genetic disorder

Study validates new pharmacological target for Alzheimer’s disease

Study validates new pharmacological target for Alzheimer’s disease

Artificial intelligence-based process can help design novel proteins

Artificial intelligence-based process can help design novel proteins

Research identifies how the gut communicates with spinal cord and brain

Research identifies how the gut communicates with spinal cord and brain

Optical fibers made of agar have potential for various medical applications

Optical fibers made of agar have potential for various medical applications

Large-brained species can master complex motor skills than primates with smaller brains

Large-brained species can master complex motor skills than primates with smaller brains

Researchers identify mechanism that prevents death of neurons

Researchers identify mechanism that prevents death of neurons

Clinical trial shows CAR-T cell therapy can be used for treating Hodgkin lymphoma

Clinical trial shows CAR-T cell therapy can be used for treating Hodgkin lymphoma

Researchers identify the role of calcium channel subunits in synapse development

Researchers identify the role of calcium channel subunits in synapse development