Poverty may affect the size, shape and functioning of a young child's brain. Would a cash stipend to parents help prevent harm?
Astronauts’ gray matter is compressed by time in space—except in an area that controls feeling and movement in the legs. Karen Hopkin reports.
Flagging children early offers the possibility of more effective treatment
Merck halts a late-stage trial of verubecestat, which targeted an enzyme involved in brain plaque formation
A look inside the March/April issue of Scientific American Mind
Without a nighttime reset, synapses could burn out like an outlet with too many appliances plugged in
Researchers see some promise in ibogaine, a well-known hallucinogen, and related compounds
Researchers are concerned that the syndrome may be due to drug contamination
The small molecules cleared and prevented tau buildup in mice and monkeys
New studies show cosmic radiation could be even more damaging to astronauts' brains than we thought. Can humanity still live and travel among the stars?
The Jekyll-and-Hyde behavior of astrocytes may point the way to treatments for degenerative diseases such as ALS, Alzheimer’s and MS
More than one third of all injuries on the pitch occurred during practice
Abuse of cocaine, alcohol and pills was the patient’s obvious problem, but at its root was undiagnosed ADHD
Air pollutants may get into the blood stream and brain
Growing up in a poor family can leave a mark on the developing brain. Understanding how and why has important implications for educators and society
Zika virus infection during pregnancy appears to cause a range of birth defects, such as joint, eye and ear abnormalities, in addition to microcephaly.
A leader in the technique of growing mini brains talks about their benefits for research
Blood screening technology may be able to diagnose infections before symptoms emerge
The agency will require new warnings on medication labels
When the body’s biological clock goes awry, insomnia and related disruptions may be an early sign of pending cognitive decline