An exploration of the clinical testing of compounds intended to stop or slow the disease’s relentless progression years before the first symptoms of cognitive decline
Researchers have cultured a network of neurons responsible for processing higher-level mental functions
Fashioning stone-age tools is no picnic. Emory researchers spend years learning to imitate the technological skills of human ancestors who lived hundreds of thousands of years ago
A recently discovered waste-removal system is a linchpin in preserving neural health
A Cambridge-led research team invents a method to look for drugs that could stop the leading cause of dementia at its earliest stages
A neuroscientist from Harvard studies how to restore the malleability of a child’s brain later in life
A biologist remarks on the extraordinary similarity of male and female brains despite the persistence of binary behavioral styles
Discoveries about areas of the brain that function as a biological GPS were rewarded with a Nobel Prize in 2014. Watch two of the prizewinners describe this neural navigation system
The Greengard Laboratory at The Rockefeller University has published research this year on Alzheimer's, major depression and Parkinson's
Deep-learning technology is helping A.I. fulfill its promise
A leading researcher talks about what has been learned about how children learn language
Can two everyday drugs prevent irreversible harm from traumatic brain injury?
The brain constantly strives to reconcile its own internal picture of the world with the incoming sensory flood from eyes, ears and other sensory inputs—a process that lets us run, walk and move about the world.
A primer on the way our ears work accompanies an article in Scientific American about a common but undiagnosed form of auditory damage
A scientist who studies aging describes how going without food for a time can make your brain cells healthier
Mass graves of border-crossers who died of dehydration or exhaustion are being exhumed to put names on anonymous case numbers
The ability to produce morphine—no poppies necessary—in a process akin to beer-making brings to the fore regulatory issues for a new biotechnology
A cluster of families in Colombia who carry a rare genetic mutation that causes the disease have become a focus of the search for a treatment
Drugs administered before symptoms appear could be key to combating the leading cause of dementia
In 2011, Paul Tesar, a professor at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, worked with collaborators to come up with a method of producing massive numbers of mouse stem cells that are capable of turning into oligodendrocytes, the cells that produce myelin, the protective coating on nerve cells.