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Hints at potential treatments for age-related dementia and memory loss
New research could explain why women athletes report more severe brain injury symptoms than men
A newly discovered neural circuit in mice may one day help modify food preferences and eating behavior
Researchers are unraveling the mechanisms that drive drug abuse. This may lead to treatments for the cause, not just the symptoms.
The two conditions share many traits, but the connection has been largely overlooked until now
The anesthetic and party drug offers depression patients new hope, but some clinics may stray from science
To fight the disease, we need to look at sex-specific risks
Repairing damaged nerves in a rodent study marks a crucial first step toward bringing back lost movement
A new discovery shows how sound waves become brain waves—it may help find new therapies for the deaf
Neurologist Steven Laureys looks for signs of consciousness in unresponsive patients
Analysis finds prenatal exposure to the pesticide is associated with a higher risk of severe autism with intellectual impairment
Speeding up the chemical messenger’s action makes autism-modeling mice more social
Shutting down an overactive enzyme could become a general treatment, rather than one solely intended for the few who inherit a mutated Parkinson’s gene
Does the data in a recent clinical trial support the idea that removing amyloid clumps can improve mental functioning?
Areas outside the brain may play a role in a chain reaction related to dementia, but the path from gut to head remains elusive
Children born to women who had diabetes or high blood pressure while pregnant are at an increased risk of autism, two new studies suggest
Dennis Wall explores radical ideas, including “smart glasses” to help interpret emotions
Schizophrenia shares some genetic variants with several psychiatric conditions—and similar overlaps are seen for personality traits and migraines in a massive study
A study seeking new drug targets for the disease unexpectedly implicates two types of herpes