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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.
Microbiomes may play a role in corals' ability to tolerate rising ocean temperatures

Microbiomes may play a role in corals' ability to tolerate rising ocean temperatures

Gene expression changes help understand the mechanism behind noise-induced hearing loss

Gene expression changes help understand the mechanism behind noise-induced hearing loss

Stringent lineage tracing crucial for studies of nerve cell regeneration

Stringent lineage tracing crucial for studies of nerve cell regeneration

Study examines effects of artificial sweetener on brain activity and appetite response

Study examines effects of artificial sweetener on brain activity and appetite response

Study adds two new genetic variants to the list of glutamate receptor mutations

Study adds two new genetic variants to the list of glutamate receptor mutations

Exploring cell and gene based therapies for Parkinson’s disease

Exploring cell and gene based therapies for Parkinson’s disease

Discovery may offer a promising new path for the study of multiple sclerosis

Discovery may offer a promising new path for the study of multiple sclerosis

Microglial cells join together to break down toxic proteins more quickly

Microglial cells join together to break down toxic proteins more quickly

Naturally occurring protein that blocks inflammatory response linked to better stroke recovery in mice

Naturally occurring protein that blocks inflammatory response linked to better stroke recovery in mice

Study explores the benefits of the MIND diet for older adults

Study explores the benefits of the MIND diet for older adults

Prions may help yeast cope with rapidly changing environmental conditions

Prions may help yeast cope with rapidly changing environmental conditions

Researchers reverse Kleefstra syndrome after birth in a mouse model

Researchers reverse Kleefstra syndrome after birth in a mouse model

Experts explore the organization of cancer cells and the influence of drug treatment

Experts explore the organization of cancer cells and the influence of drug treatment

Study finds greater facial asymmetry in parents of autistic individuals

Study finds greater facial asymmetry in parents of autistic individuals

Automated computer program counts micronuclei from images of stained cells

Automated computer program counts micronuclei from images of stained cells

Study identifies vital factor involved in the evolution of the human brain

Study identifies vital factor involved in the evolution of the human brain

Hundreds of mutated tumor suppressor genes can help cancer cells evade the immune system

Hundreds of mutated tumor suppressor genes can help cancer cells evade the immune system

Study opens new avenues for therapies against Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

Study opens new avenues for therapies against Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

Study uses mouse models to identify the likely cause of Alzheimer's disease

Study uses mouse models to identify the likely cause of Alzheimer's disease

Researchers reveal why nerve cell’s protein production slows down in CMT patients

Researchers reveal why nerve cell’s protein production slows down in CMT patients