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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.
Genetically engineering NK cells can target and kill glioblastoma stem cells

Genetically engineering NK cells can target and kill glioblastoma stem cells

Researchers systematically analyze alternative splicing in the family of glutamate receptors

Researchers systematically analyze alternative splicing in the family of glutamate receptors

New technology offers an alternative way to produce highly detailed images of the brain

New technology offers an alternative way to produce highly detailed images of the brain

New types of glial cells in the brain may treat neurodegenerative diseases

New types of glial cells in the brain may treat neurodegenerative diseases

Study finds a link between progression of Alzheimer’s disease and corpuscles in cell nuclei

Study finds a link between progression of Alzheimer’s disease and corpuscles in cell nuclei

Misfolded tau proteins cause progressive degeneration in Alzheimer's disease

Misfolded tau proteins cause progressive degeneration in Alzheimer's disease

Brain study provides new insights on dementia

Brain study provides new insights on dementia

Naked mole rats' unique DNA repair mechanism helps prevent cancers, dementia

Naked mole rats' unique DNA repair mechanism helps prevent cancers, dementia

New research focuses on possible treatment options for childhood brain cancer

New research focuses on possible treatment options for childhood brain cancer

Commonly used antidepressant drugs can also help the immune system to attack cancer

Commonly used antidepressant drugs can also help the immune system to attack cancer

Study reveals the first look of brains retrieving faulty memories

Study reveals the first look of brains retrieving faulty memories

Study reveals key molecule involved in myelin repair

Study reveals key molecule involved in myelin repair

Developing computational tools to illuminate how genetic factors impact the brain

Developing computational tools to illuminate how genetic factors impact the brain

Gene therapy may be a safe and effective single-dose treatment for hypophosphatasia

Gene therapy may be a safe and effective single-dose treatment for hypophosphatasia

Single biomarker in the blood can accurately indicate underlying neurodegeneration

Single biomarker in the blood can accurately indicate underlying neurodegeneration

News study may lead to future therapeutic strategies against obesity, diabetes

News study may lead to future therapeutic strategies against obesity, diabetes

Three plausible solutions mitigates zoonotic risk associated with intensive animal agriculture

Three plausible solutions mitigates zoonotic risk associated with intensive animal agriculture

Odor-based test accurately distinguishes hard-to-detect cancers

Odor-based test accurately distinguishes hard-to-detect cancers

Adolescents with higher omega-3 levels in blood are less likely to acquire psychotic illness

Adolescents with higher omega-3 levels in blood are less likely to acquire psychotic illness

New method can help diagnose unsolved cases of rare diseases across Europe

New method can help diagnose unsolved cases of rare diseases across Europe