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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.
Study devises novel process to purify exosomes from cow’s milk

Study devises novel process to purify exosomes from cow’s milk

Scientists isolate monoclonal antibodies against alphaviruses

Scientists isolate monoclonal antibodies against alphaviruses

Study identifies variants and genes linked to alcohol consumption

Study identifies variants and genes linked to alcohol consumption

Research reveals Alzheimer’s protein accumulates inside nerve cells

Research reveals Alzheimer’s protein accumulates inside nerve cells

Study discovers Parkinson’s disease-linked protein impairs mitochondria

Study discovers Parkinson’s disease-linked protein impairs mitochondria

New mouse line reveals the state of proteostasis in mammalian brain for the first time

New mouse line reveals the state of proteostasis in mammalian brain for the first time

New research identifies a master timekeeper for the brain's circadian clock

New research identifies a master timekeeper for the brain's circadian clock

Novel genome-editing technology to mitigate Alzheimer’s disease

Novel genome-editing technology to mitigate Alzheimer’s disease

Scientists develop new tool to identify neuronal proteins in animal models

Scientists develop new tool to identify neuronal proteins in animal models

Study reveals how 3D space is represented in the mammalian cortex by the brain's 'GPS'

Study reveals how 3D space is represented in the mammalian cortex by the brain's 'GPS'

UW researchers identify a link between air pollution and dementia

UW researchers identify a link between air pollution and dementia

Study deciphers the atomic level structural differences of Amyloid β polymorph

Study deciphers the atomic level structural differences of Amyloid β polymorph

Study analyzes the neuronal mechanism of fruit flies in decision making

Study analyzes the neuronal mechanism of fruit flies in decision making

Restoring cholesterol levels could be a new therapeutic approach for neurodegenerative diseases

Restoring cholesterol levels could be a new therapeutic approach for neurodegenerative diseases

Study discovers link between corticosteroid receptors and hippocampal neuroplasticity, ciliary genes

Study discovers link between corticosteroid receptors and hippocampal neuroplasticity, ciliary genes

Experimental small molecule could help treat Parkinson’s disease in future

Experimental small molecule could help treat Parkinson’s disease in future

Study decodes genetic program responsible for development of mammalian cerebellum

Study decodes genetic program responsible for development of mammalian cerebellum

New microscopy method to observe the movement of fast biological processes in 3D

New microscopy method to observe the movement of fast biological processes in 3D

Light, Scintillator, Action! X-rays can Control Neuron Function and Behavior

Light, Scintillator, Action! X-rays can Control Neuron Function and Behavior

Study identifies the role of lysosomes in the spread of Parkinson’s disease

Study identifies the role of lysosomes in the spread of Parkinson’s disease