A see-through squid is giving scientists an unprecedented view of the brain and other organs in a living animal.
This week’s Medical Minute, discusses seizures experienced by Alzheimer’s patients and a novel peptide, which can be delivered via a nasal spray, that can tamp down this abnormal electrical activity and reduce resulting damage to brain cells.
This week’s Medical Minute, discusses why some amino acids might be a logical new treatment target for stroke and traumatic brain injury.
This week’s Medical Minute, discusses a newly identified enzyme, called “HDAC9,” that helps the neurons in our brain communicate and allows us to learn and remember.
This week’s Medical Minute, discusses the battle a diet too high in salt causes for our brain.
This week’s Medical Minute, discusses the newly discovered role of a specific protein in protecting cells that connect our eyes to our brain.
Scientists are trying to understand PTSD and other human disorders by studying emotion-related brain circuits in animals, which research suggests may have a lot in common with the human brain.
Grieving is a form of learning, says a scientist who studies the brain's response to loss. When someone you love dies, you have to learn new rules for navigating the world and your brain has to adapt.
A concussion can make it difficult to converse in a noisy room. Scientists say that's because the injury has impaired the brain's ability to process sounds.
Scientists have identified specialized brain cells that create two distinct kinds of thirst. Some cells respond to a need for water alone, while others produce a craving for water and salt.