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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.
Virtual reality simulation could help spur people to environmental action

Virtual reality simulation could help spur people to environmental action

Understanding why brain training works for some people but not others

Understanding why brain training works for some people but not others

New gene may affect the upper motor neuron cells in the nervous system, study reveals

New gene may affect the upper motor neuron cells in the nervous system, study reveals

Researchers understand how Tenascin proteins slowed down the regeneration process

Researchers understand how Tenascin proteins slowed down the regeneration process

Researchers discover how the protein content of centrosomes may vary on cell type

Researchers discover how the protein content of centrosomes may vary on cell type

Differentiation protocol can develop safe and efficient pluripotent stem cell-based therapies for AMD

Differentiation protocol can develop safe and efficient pluripotent stem cell-based therapies for AMD

Discovery may reveal new ways to control plant growth

Discovery may reveal new ways to control plant growth

Study reveals possibility of changing the identity of synapses through enzymatic means

Study reveals possibility of changing the identity of synapses through enzymatic means

Scientists develop tiny probe for minimally invasive interfacing with neural circuits

Scientists develop tiny probe for minimally invasive interfacing with neural circuits

Researchers determine small protein’s structure, likely to pave the way for advanced treatments

Researchers determine small protein’s structure, likely to pave the way for advanced treatments

Study highlights mismatches between aesthetic value of reef fishes and their conservation priorities

Study highlights mismatches between aesthetic value of reef fishes and their conservation priorities

Researchers analyze functional microglia to empower retinal organ

Researchers analyze functional microglia to empower retinal organ

Study identifies the regulatory function of non-coding 7S RNA

Study identifies the regulatory function of non-coding 7S RNA

Researchers reveal that new compact version of Cas7-11 enzyme improves RNA editing

Researchers reveal that new compact version of Cas7-11 enzyme improves RNA editing

European cuttlefish may employ a more complex strategy to camouflage within underwater

European cuttlefish may employ a more complex strategy to camouflage within underwater

Researchers develop advanced machine learning to count blood cells

Researchers develop advanced machine learning to count blood cells

A novel mechanism shared by mutations in varied genes could help treat neurological diseases

A novel mechanism shared by mutations in varied genes could help treat neurological diseases

Maternal rhythms help to develop the suprachiasmatic nuclei’s “master clock”

Maternal rhythms help to develop the suprachiasmatic nuclei’s “master clock”

Researchers devise a new treatment approach to cure aggressive brain tumors

Researchers devise a new treatment approach to cure aggressive brain tumors

Reducing the amount of protein in diet produces an array of favorable health outcomes, study says

Reducing the amount of protein in diet produces an array of favorable health outcomes, study says