The Republican-proposed repeal bill is slated for a House vote on Thursday
Research paints a complex picture of how surgery and anesthesia might harm the brain, particularly for older patients
How did an educated, elderly engineer wind up with a heroin habit?
A gold-standard clinical trial provides evidence that diet, exercise and an active social life can help prevent cognitive decline
“Smart drugs” are not clinically proven and could be dangerous
Free, imaginative play is crucial for normal social, emotional and cognitive development. It makes us better adjusted, smarter and less stressed
Physicians need more than the question: “How many fingers am I holding up?”
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