An attractive new method of deep-brain stimulation could solve that therapy's trickiest problems
Ecuadorian scientists have revived a new species of yeast from pre-Incan tomb, illuminating prehistoric life
Electrical stimulation of subjects' brains is found to accelerate learning in military and civilian subjects, although researchers are yet wary of drawing larger conclusions about the mechanism
When it comes to brain development, the missing ingredient in bottle-feeding is a bond with the mother, not the chemicals in the milk
The new approach, currently being studied by the FDA for phase I trials, avoids the problems of immunological rejection and the controversy around the use of embryonic stem cells
Flashy neurons may get the attention, but a class of cells called glia are behind most of the brain's work—and many of its diseases
Chemicals in cannabis encourage masculine behavior in young rats
Functional brain imaging has revealed that some blind people's brains rewire themselves, giving them extraordinary auditory comprehension
Thinking about cash impairs the ability to savor experiences
How do people learn complex new skills, such as juggling and reading?
Glia are nervous system caretakers whose nurturing can go too far. Taming them holds promise for alleviating pain that current medications cannot ease
Cannabis can kill or rescue neurons--children are at risk, whereas adults may benefit
A neuroscientist reveals how telling people about his surprising dysfunction led to other discoveries about the brain.
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